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06/17/2014 05:12 pm ET Updated Aug 17, 2014

5 Tricks to Personalize Your Space with Bookcases

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It's more than just a place to plop books and frames, bookshelves reveal a lot about who we are. And what we want the world (okay, or our company) to know about ourselves.

Put a little bit of yourself on display with these quick and handy tips:

Trick #1:
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It's more than just a place to plop books and frames, bookshelves reveal a lot about who we are. And what we want the world (okay, or our company) to know about ourselves.

Trick #2:
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Bookcases can make lovely backdrops. When you start arranging, think about each nook as a its own story. You'll be amazed how they come together to create a big picture.

Trick #3:
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Shelves can house books, knick knacks, and frames in any room of the home. Even the formal dining room. It's not just about looking neat, it's about putting a little piece of yourself on display. It's your home after all.

Trick #4:
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In our decorating eyes, the bookshelf is a focal point contender. If your case has three sections, make the middle the spot for your favorite tomes. The sides balance it out by having similar storage spots: one for containers, the other for magazines.

Trick #5:
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They needn't be built-ins to be powerful decorating staples. Balance a day bed with two bookcases that hold frames, titles, and vases.

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