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Tommy Bahama Home Ocean Club Tradewinds Bookcase Etagere

Style An Etagere Like A Pro

Have you recently purchased an étagère but haven’t figured out how to style it? Place it in your office, entryway, bedroom, living room, or even dining room. Styling it with some tips is easy and quick, and will add personality to your room and timeless addition to your décor. Take a look at this Hooker Furniture Home Office Rustic Glam Bookcase.

Hooker Furniture Home Office Rustic Glam Bookcase

Styling Your Étagère

Less is More

Collect all items you have that can beautifully complement your étagère bookcase’s material. From them, select the key pieces. The arrangement below with the Hooker Furniture Home Office Crafted Bookcase is a perfect example of this.

Hooker Furniture Home Office Crafted Bookcase

Mix Different Sizes and Scale

Choose pieces that are of different sizes and heights. Selecting everything of the same height can look boring. You can stack books to make pedestals for some small heighted pieces. Have a look at Sligh Greystone Octavia Deck below.

Sligh Greystone Octavia Deck

Make it Personal

Try displaying things that are personal to you. For instance, you purchased a beautiful ceramic vase when out on a trip, or a hand-painted landscape while on a vacation, etc. They are eye-catching and remind you of those memories.

Hooker Furniture Artists Scaffold Wall

Avoid Clutter

An étagère isn’t just a modern bookcase. The shelves end and the back are typically open i.e., it isn’t meant to be completely filled. If it is tall and narrow, display one large item per shelf, but if it is a bit wider, you may add more things to it.

Huppe Castella Bookcase 7701

Things to Display on Your Étagère

  • Books
  • Real and faux plants
  • Ceramic vases
  • Statues and figurines
  • Magazine holders
  • Small light fixture
  • Pretty containers
  • Framed photos and art
Hooker Furniture Home Office Tynecastle Bunching Bookcase

Start collecting your favorite pieces today and don’t let them sit in storage gathering dust when you have an option to use it and create an elegant, effortless, and personal style statement. Begin by placing books or large storage containers first. On the top shelf, arrange it all in a way that it isn’t from top to bottom. Fill in the open spaces with whatever that’s decorative. You can arrange all shelves likewise for symmetry and balance. Take an example from this beautiful Hooker Furniture Home Office Repose Bookcase.

Hooker Furniture Home Office Repose Bookcase


Once you’ve styled your étagère bookcase, stay assured that your new beautiful home space is eye-catching and has a story to tell. Your personal and functional shelves will showcase your style. Explore more at Grayson Home – A one-stop online destination for the most eclectic collection of mid-century modern furniture and other high-end home décor accessories, all at affordable prices. We are offering custom-made furniture & complimentary online e-design services. From fabric sample requests, catalog shipments, CAD designs, to inspirational boards. Our expert interior designers are ready to accommodate any requests virtually.
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