6 Joanna Gaines Tricks for Decorating Shelves

Updated: Feb 15

Trying to achieve a stylish and cozy home that lives up to the standards of Joanna Gaines is a tall task. You might have all the necessary pieces in a room, but it may still feel incomplete. This comes down to some small details you may be overlooking, not the bigger items in your room. One small detail task you can take on is reorganizing your bookshelf!


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1. Have a variety of items

I recommend either having a completely full bookshelf or having a good amount of variety on your shelves. You should include variety in shape, color and size. Think about adding plants with long vines, larger family pictures, baskets, art or other knick knacks.

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2. Work diagonally

It is visually appealing to have lines that you can follow. By working diagonally you will not only achieve this but it’s also a good rule to work in variety in a natural looking way. You can see this in the example below through the towels! If you like the look below you can shop them below.

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3. Don’t get too crowded

I really enjoy the packed bookshelf look, but only if books are the only thing you have on display. If you want to incorporate other objects you need to allow everything to have room to breathe.

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4. Turn books on their side

Turning books on there side will help with variety and white space. You can follow the diagonal rule to make this seem natural and not forced. This is also a good way to break up a crowded bookshelf even if you are not adding on other objects.



5. Color Code

If you really like color or think your room needs a bit of a pop, try color coding your books or your other items. It is a great way to make a display out of things you already own like a piece of art.


If you are not into the colored glass.. or going out to find your own at a vintage shop, Jo has her own glass line with Hearth and Hand. Check out these sweet green juice glasses. OR here for the Goblets!

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6. Asymmetric

Don‘t try to be too symmetric with your display. It can seem cold and unnatural.

If you stick to these steps, your bookshelf will come together in no time. If you have any other design problems, let me know so I can create content just for you!


7. Turn your books around

Now this may seem really odd to you... But this is a two fold idea. It looks great and you can pick books blindly to make a fun way to choose which book you will read!

If you follow these rules, you will be well on your way to achieving a stylish home that the Gaines would be jealous of! Check out my post on Joanna Gaines' new Anthropologie line in my post here! Or head over to my new March Monthly Mood Board. It has some great products I just know you will love!






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