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Bookshelf Styling Tips: The Basics and Beyond

Bookshelves don't have to be boring! Whether your style is coastal, modern or traditional, here's how to turn an ordinary bookcase into an eye-catching, stylish display.

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Get organized with a real library at home. First, classify your books by category and line them up vertically, pulling them forward so their spines are flush with the front of each shelf. Make a tag for each genre by tucking a strip of cardstock under the books and over the front edge of the shelf. Mount a metal label holder on each tag. Now you can find your titles without bothering the librarian!


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