|Here a formal piece of art dresses up the bookcase to go with the room.|
In this home office, the soothing blue background of the bookcase and the white wrapped books keep the space calm. Again, the visual weight is on the bottom and it gets lighter as you move up toward the top.
Every so often, I would encourage you to take your bookcases apart and rearrange them. Move your art and accessories around, if it looks good in the living room, it might look better in the den! Playing with what you own and moving it around keeps things fresh and helps you appreciate items that you may not even notice now that you have seen them in the same place for so long. Re-doing your bookcase with color or new art, books, and accessories is a great way to refresh your room without a big commitment. So be bold, be daring and have fun!