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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

How many inches between bookcase shelves?

How many inches apart should bookshelves be? 
How about letting the following determine the height or distance between your shelves:

1) The height of your books
2) The quantity of books you want to display
3) The height of your favorite art or accessories
4) Whether you prefer a clean uncluttered look, or prefer lots of storage.

The built in bookshelves below look good due to symmetry, and the beautiful baby grand piano and gray and white living room. 


Notice above the bookcase shelves are mainly for books. Below, the homeowner preferred to display their favorite collectibles, which meant the bookcase needed very few shelves.

How many inches apart should bookshelves be? 
How about letting the following determine the height or distance between your shelves:

1) The height of your books
2) The quantity of books you want to display
3) The height of your favorite art or accessoires
4) Whether you prefer a clean uncluttered look, or prefer lots of storage.

See below, in this Greensboro NC Irving Park home, we gave the client the clean uncluttered look they requested. 



AFTER Above, 

BEFORE Below

Bookcases can look amazing, or they can be filled with lots of "stuff" that requires dusting. It all depends on what you want to display. One thing for sure, a large room or one with tall ceilings will look much better with larger accessories and taller bookcases.

Questions? We hope you'll email us today! Have fun finding the perfect items to display in your built in shelving area!

1 comment:

Caroline Carrison said...

I absolutely love the room with the white shelves and the blue ottoman in the center with chairs and a sofa.... is it possible to get that look even if you have furniture that is structurally different?(i.e. the chairs may not be the same shape, couch has more antique look).