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(Above photo - Victorian Open Bookcase Antique Walnut 1850 )
The Victorian open bookcase is one of the most collectible items you can find on the market today. Made in the mid-17th century, the bookcases became an indispensable part of the homes of all civilized persons and nobles. Today, it is every collector's dream item, given its beauty, durability, and versatility. Whether at home or in the office, the bookcase can serve various purposes in revving up your interior décor. This article aims to show you different ways to decorate a Victorian bookcase, despite where you want to use it. Let's delve into the details!
(Above photo - Victorian Open Bookcase Antique Mahogany 1870 )
It is excellent to put a bookcase to its original use, which was holding books. So you can decide to put books in the usual vertical or horizontal way. You could add accessories to give the bookcase a fuller look on every spot you place a book. Examples of great accessories include framed photos, potted plants, sculptures, art, and so on. Using these items is one of the best ways to turn an open bookcase into a focal point in your living room.
(Above photo - Antique Open Front Bookcase Victorian Walnut 1850 )
Have you gathered any mementos in your travels or from the flea market? You can use some of your most treasured collectible items to decorate your open bookcase shelves. It is possible to achieve a more dynamic look by stacking books horizontally and using them and pedestals for more minor mementos. It is also a great way of creating a focal point and starting conversations with your visitors.
(Above photo - Pair Walnut Victorian Bookcases Open Book Case )
If you like reading, the chances are that you have collected quite a library of books over the years. So, why don't you keep those books on the open bookcase? You may stack the books vertically and horizontally to create a more pleasant texture. Even though books will be the main items on the bookshelves, you can add a sculpture or two to complement the library look.
With a deep open bookcase, you have the luxury to play around with layers of items. For example, you can place artwork at the back of the shelves, anchoring them with heavier objects or books. You can also give the shelves a sense of depth by placing smaller art pieces to the front. The bulky items like decorative plates and vases can stay behind the more minor things to not obscure anything from view.
With a Victorian open bookcase, you can kill two birds with one stone. While decoration is the primary point, you can also infuse storage to make the bookcase even more functional. Apart from books, you can store smaller items on the lower shelves using baskets. Once you have met all your storage needs, you can then use the upper shelves to hold decorative items like framed photos, art pieces, and sculptures.
Have you just bought a Victorian open bookcase? There are so many ways to decorate it that you will find it highly functional. You only need to use your imagination.
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