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HOW TO ARRANGE BOOKSHELVES

How you arrange your bookcases depends a lot on the look you are trying to achieve in your room.

If your room is formal, then lots of books in the traditional library-style of a straight run would be appropriate.  If your room is casual, place a few books up and down, a few on their sides, and leave lots of open spaces.  In both scenarios, though, leave room on the shelves for accent pieces, such as greenery, decorative boxes, vases or sculpture.