Tricks of the trade for accessorizing bookshelves:
- Take everything off the shelves and clean.
- Consider lining back of shelf with fabric, wallpaper, or a contrasting paint color to add depth and interest.
- Organize books by size, color and texture (such as antique books vs. new books).
- Remove book jackets to reveal colorful bindings for a neater look. This also makes it easier to read the book's title.
- Donate or pack away paperback books. They tend to make a bookshelf look cluttered.