Have a least one or two objects that are meaningful to you mixed in. Maybe that’s a small piece of art or a couple of photos of family or friends. Or maybe it’s a special memento from a trip or period of your life that you loved. These are the things that your eye will be drawn to - so you want them to make you smile!
7. Actually use books!
You don’t have to do this, but if you’re interested in using your bookshelf for actually storing your books all in one spot, use them for that! Just make sure to visually break up the space by stacking some, then laying some flat and leaning some. And mix in a few other little trinkets or natural objects for interest. It makes the space more interesting.
8. Have fun with it!