Here at Read It Forward, we are obsessed with bookshelves. We arrange our own spines according to the colors of the rainbow and then re-arrange them all over again, this time in order of genre. We collect little knick-knacks to adorn our shelves. We pin pictures of them to our Pinterest boards.
What are these pictures called you ask?
Why “shelfies,” of course!
And we’re not alone: there are over fourteen thousand pictures tagged on Instagram alone using the hastag #Shelfie.
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Here are a few of our favorite images of gorgeous bookshelves that we hope will inspire your own #shelfie!
A wall of shelves painted in a bright color really make the books pop. (Luxe)
Bright, Light and White
This chic workspace puts literature on display like works of art. (Domino)
This well-styled bookshelf has the right balance of books and tchotchkes. (320 Sycamore)
The Right Angle
Diagonal beams within this shelving unit are a treat for the eye. (Domino)
This murphy bed folds out the wall and creates an ideal guest room. (Domino)
Dark walls make this reading corner feel relaxing and inviting. (Style by Emily Henderson)
The Rainbow Connection
This impressive bookshelf consists of seven floating shelves and a plethora of books organized by hue. (Apartment Therapy)
At First Blush
This odd-shaped corner is turned into a sleek statement piece with the help of metal and glass shelves. (Domino)
In The Dark
Colorful furniture, whimsical art and the haphazard placement of the books offset the somber tone of the walls. (Domino)
State of the Art
When not being used to display sculptures, this low, wide-set bench at the bottom of this shelf adds additional seating to the room. (Domino)
Art books are arranged according to the color wheel. (Domino)
No Wasted Space
Built-in bookcases turn a hallway into a library. (Luxe)
This light and airy living room makes books its focal point. (McGrath II)
Inspired? Post your #shelfie in the comments below!
Image credits: vantinike/Twenty20.