The great thing about bookcases is they can be used for so many different purposes. Alot of times, we get caught up in a bookcase used for books, and books only. The great thing about bookcases is they offer so much flexibility to display your favourites books and heirlooms.
A few design rules to keep in mind with bookcases!
Firstly, don't be afraid to live outside the box and display other items along with your books!
Fall decor shelving by Workman Family. I love the colour of the bookcase and the different items on the shelves.
Adding a mirror or picture to the wall within the bookcase gives the shelf depth and character.
Basic rules when adding a mirror or picture.
Thin shelving, Pick a bulky frame. Thick chelving. Choose a narrow frame. Patterned backing on the wall of the bookcase. Choose a frame with no pattern or raised design. Plain back wall. Choose a mirror or picture with alot of busy lines and curves.