By Michelle Gage

Published on May 6, 2016

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by Michelle Gage

Aim high, by scattering clusters of all of your favorite collectibles on shelves both high and low.

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Match the colors of the objects on your shelf to the other accessories in the room.

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A ladder adds some charm to a basic white bookshelf.

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Plant life fills this simple black bookcase.

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Floating shelves are a practical way to gain some storage.

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Even smaller shelving can pack big style!

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Sneak some artwork into your shelving for a little extra interest.

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A tiny set of shelving holds a curated collection, against a bright green wall.

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Built in bookcases are at their best when filled with many magazine collections.

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Small but mighty, this bookcase emphasizes a colorless collection.

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All the colors of the rainbow gather to make for one stunning set of shelves.

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Wallpaper the back of your bookcase with a bold print.

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Encasing the fireplace, this shelving is filled with architectural charm.

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Simple shelving can easily fill and decorate a blank white wall!

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Pick a few subtle tones and stick to using only those to create a cohesive look.

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A great set of shelves is the start to creating a well desired #shelfie.

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Fill your shelves with hardback books and quirky vintage finds.

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Add a hint of whimsy with the inclusion of fun figurines.

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Books and ceramic vases combine to create on stellar set of shelves.

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Stuff your shelves with every single book you own to create a truly lived in look.

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Wood is the perfect consistent material to spread throughout this shelving.

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This bohemian bookcasing gives this space a lot of look.

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Mix a little plant life in with your creative collections for an eclectic vibe.

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Sometimes a little simplicity is best.

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Pay attention to scale when styling out your bookcase.

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For a new twist on incorporating art, hang some pieces on the front of the shelving.

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Rose gold and a pop of pink make for a trend-wright #shelfie.

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Antique collectibles make for a truly interesting shelving unit.

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Display your deep collection and love of books in a low shelving unit.

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Critters collect to create a quirky casing.

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Build your own bookcase out of some old painted drawers.

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A sleek brass set of shelving is the epitome of chic.

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Color coordinated displays are pretty pleasing to the eyes.

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Minimalists can still show off their style!

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Layering is the key to accomplishing a bohemian vibe.

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A touch of vintage is just what your bookcase needs.

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Play with pops of pink when styling out your shelves.

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Family pictures and vacation memories are wonderfully displayed here.

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Great vintage globes look amazing, sitting atop your shelving.

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Shine a little light on your stylish finds.

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A beachy seaglass color scheme creates a serene set of shelving.

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Stash all of your weekend’s flea market finds on some simple shelves.

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All old everything – this bookcase is beaming with history.

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Personality packs a punch in this grey built in.

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Sherbet tones are sultry and soft in this book shelf.

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A monogram letter is a classic way to incorporate some personal traits.

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 Little nooks should not go unnoticed!

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Kick up the color with books and bits!

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Even with just a few shelves, you can make an impactful #shelfie.

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Asymmetrical built-ins are the focal point of this room.

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Varying levels make for a very interesting display.

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Cool vintage finds make for the perfect shelf party. 

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A positive message is always worth sneaking into your shelving.

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Set your bookcase up like a shop display for a totally curated look.

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Make your beautiful bookcase a stunning display of your worldly travels.

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Your eye immediately goes to these colorful shelves.

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Show off your colorful collection on some purely white shelves.