Create small groupings of like items that work well together and show your personality and interest, says Clinton Rice of Clinton Rice Design in Atlanta. By varying the height of decorative objects and grouping books for dramatic pops of color, Rice created a cohesive, classic bookshelf that is still functional.
Looking for a way to add a boyish pop art touch to your gift? Try repurposing pages from comic books. To use them effectively, you’ll need to keep in mind that most standard comic book pages are 10-inches-by-15-inches, making small to medium sized boxes the best fit.
Black floors provide striking contrast to the light gray walls and white trim in the family room. Colorful accents found in the art, furnishings and books add a playful touch to the sophisticated design.
A well-composed vignette of art and books looks striking tucked against this stairwell. Because of the tone of the bookshelf wood against the steps, he eye becomes nearly blind to the detail of the unit and sees only the decorative elements. That really makes the art pop!
Pops of yellow in the form of books and abstract art bring warmth and color to this dining and living space. A glass coffee table doesn't compete with the wood buffet and dining table, virtually disappearing underneath stacks of books.
The loft features several built-in shelves, the perfect spots to display the homeowner's favorite art pieces and coffee table books. A vase of leaves is a fresh way to bring nature and life into the space, while the bright orange vase brings a pop of color.
Incorporate pops of pink in your bookshelf by using similarly colored flowers or decorative accents, says Laurel & Wolf interior designer Kimberly Winthrop. On these shelves, the California-based design firm used art pieces and florals to target bright spots of color among the white shelves and books, which they turned inward for a clean, cohesive look.
On both sides of the home's elegant, antique fireplace and mantel, designers stacked coffee table books to add a pop of color to the space. For the finishing touch, each bench was given a white chinoiserie lamp and graphic art to complete the funky design.
A Serena and Lily beanbag chair and tiny heroes art from Etsy pop against boldly patterned wallpaper in this shared boys' bedroom. A Kallax shelf unit from Ikea offers ample space for storing toys and books, and bunk beds leave room for the boys to play.
Bright and whimsical accessories pop in this light-filled corner of a modern living room. Colorful art is matted for maximum impact, and surrounding books and accessories pull from its bright palette of primary and secondary hues. A leafy display in a clear glass vase adds life to the arrangement.