Oftentimes figuring out what to put on your shelves and how to arrange it can feel daunting. Whether you have a large bookcase, a decorative etagere or floor to ceiling built-ins, styling the shelves plays an important part in finishing the room and elevating your space. Follow our 7 tips and tricks below to create a perfectly styled bookcase.

1. Leave Space

Try to resist the urge to fill in every gap on your bookcase and overcrowd the shelves, which can create an unorganized appearance. Utilize negative space and balance out large and small objects.

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2. Vary object sizes, shapes and heights

Arranging items of varying size will add visual interest to your display and draw the eye across the space. If you have a smaller piece or need to add height somewhere, put a few books stacked horizontally on the shelf, then add your item to the top. Layering your items on the shelves will create a sophisticated and planned-out look.

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3. Mix your materials

Introduce a variety of materials for your bookcase with different décor pieces. From natural elements like dried coral or quartz crystals, to metal items such as picture frames and candlestick holders, the options are endless.

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4. The Rule of Three

The Rule of Three in the design world can be utilized across the home– from mixing patterns to hanging artwork–but in this case, we’re talking about grouping objects. Have fun and cluster three different sized items together in an area on your shelf. Try leaning a framed art print or canvas on a shelf against the wall and place a smaller vase or box slightly in front of it. Then add a small trinket or object with the grouping, like a dish, crystal or candle.

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5. Add greenery

Liven up your shelving with some greenery! Either real or faux will work to bring some life into your space and can help fill in any gaps you might have. Add a potted succulent atop a book stack or place some faux stems in a ceramic vase on the shelf.

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6. Use meaningful objects

This is the perfect place to display any family heirlooms, souvenirs, or significant items that you’ve collected over the years. Why leave your special pieces stored away, when you have a stylish space to display them!

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7. Edit

Last but certainly not least, remember to edit! This principal applies not only to fashion but also interior design. Don’t be afraid to rearrange items and groupings if something doesn’t look quite right and remove any items that crowd your shelves or feel out of place.

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If you’re looking for a new home with ample space to display your personal items, check out our website to search for homes in your area!

Lennar Northwest invites homebuyers to explore the Inspiration Collection, a new collection of single-family homes for sale at Woodridge, its newest master-planned community in Spokane, WA. Offering sweeping views of the Spokane Valley, the Inspiration Collection offers stylish designs with move-in ready homes in an ideal location.

“We’re thrilled to offer this amazing collection of new construction homes for sale in Spokane,” said Bill Salvesen, Division President of Lennar Northwest. “Complete with open-concept layouts, every home in this collection has been designed for modern lifestyles with the beautiful Washington landscape set as the backdrop.”

The Inspiration Collection is now actively selling in this hilltop community with one floorplan available. The Easton offers approximately 1,061 square feet of living space, complete with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Ideal for first-time homebuyers, small families, empty nesters, and more, pricing for the Easton begins in the mid $300s.

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As always, every new home in the Inspiration Collection comes outfitted with popular upgrades, including stainless steel appliances and fully-fenced backyards, standard at no additional cost thanks to Lennar’s exclusive Everything’s Included® program.

Residents of Woodridge will enjoy easy access to outdoor recreation sites, including the Centennial Trail from Spokane to Coeur d’Alene and numerous golf courses. The Spokane metro area and all its commerce, culture, and fun are close by.

The Inspiration Collection is located at 10564 N. Paiute Street Spokane, WA 99208, with homes available now and waiting for you! Interested parties are encouraged to call 855-860-9566 or visit us online at https://www.lennar.com/new-homes/washington/inland-northwest/spokane/woodridge to learn more.

About Lennar Corporation

Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the nation’s leading builders of quality homes for all generations. Lennar builds affordable, move-up and active adult homes primarily under the Lennar brand name. Lennar’s Financial Services segment provides mortgage financing, title and closing services primarily for buyers of Lennar’s homes and, through LMF Commercial, originates mortgage loans secured primarily by commercial real estate properties throughout the United States. Lennar’s Multifamily segment is a nationwide developer of high-quality multifamily rental properties. LENX drives Lennar’s technology, innovation, and strategic investments. For more information about Lennar, please visit www.lennar.com.

Lennar is excited to announce the professionally decorated models from their three collections of new single-family homes at the Anderson Farms master-planned community in Maricopa, AZ, are now open! With self-guided tours and Lennar-guided tours available, it’s never been easier to find your dream Lennar home. Schedule a tour today and explore the Premier Collection offering affordable homes ideal for buyers ready to enter the market, as well as the Arbor and Horizon collections, presenting a variety of single-story designs, including Next Gen® plans that offer a flexible private suite that can accommodate several distinctive needs.

“Now that the models are open it’s a great time to stop by the neighborhood and envision life in a new Lennar home,” said Alan Jones, Division President for Lennar Phoenix. “With so many floorplans designed for how people choose to live today, amenities and a great location, there is a home for every lifestyle at Anderson Farms. Come find a home you’ll love today!”

Find a home that meets your distinctive needs with nine floorplans ranging from approximately 1,232 to 2,524 square feet, with three to four bedrooms and two to three bathrooms. Open living areas ideal for entertaining, fully equipped kitchens and spacious owner’s suites are just a few interior highlights.

Lennar’s unique Next Gen® design provides a home with an attached private suite with its own separate entrance, living area with kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom. This versatile design is ideal for multigenerational living, home office setups, a home-learning area and more.

Lennar’s signature Everything’s Included® program also makes the homebuying process much simpler by incorporating the new home features and upgrades today’s buyers want in their dream home as standard. Enjoy stainless-steel appliances, granite or quartz kitchen countertops, designer-selected cabinetry, energy-efficient features, home automation and much more at no additional cost.

Located in beautiful Maricopa, residents enjoy amenities like a greenbelt and tot lot. A short drive away is the popular 98-acre Copper Sky Regional Park, which offers a fishing lake, event amphitheater, interactive playgrounds, ramadas, sports fields and courts and so much more. Plus, find local schools, shopping, dining and entertainment nearby.

Lennar at Anderson Farms is located at 3655 W. Maddaloni Ave. in Maricopa, AZ 85138. To schedule a tour call 602-661-3437 or join the interest list here.