When decorating your home, one of the most functional pieces of furniture you can add to a room is a book shelf… or multiple book shelves. The problem with book shelves, is that they are overlooked as a decorative element in the room and become a collection point for all books, magazines and files. The result is clutter and an unslightly mess of color and objects. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, book shelves that are properly decorated and organized can add interest and design to a room… and still be functional.

Here are some step by step guidelines you can use to decorate and organize your book shelves so that they become a decorated focus in the room, instead of clutter. In fact, I bet you have at least one set of cluttered book shelves right now that need some attention. Print out this article and turn your book shelves into a work of art.

1. Empty off all the shelves. Yep. This is going to be a chore, but in order for you to be successful in getting your book shelves to a professional decorated status you need to start with a clean slate. And besides… I bet your shelves need a good dusting anyway.

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