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‘Bookshelf Wealth’ is the latest interior design trend to emerge in 2024 and has gained interest on TikTok. It taps into the “quiet luxury” trend, focusing on personal enrichment and creating a cosy, intellectual atmosphere.

Bookshelf Wealth is an art form that transcends traditional book organisation. It’s an intentional curation of items that go beyond the literary realm; ceramics, photographs, candles, and other cherished items. The goal is to create an environment that speaks to your soul, harmonising a variety of elements into a curated and intentional display.

To achieve ’Bookshelf Wealth’, it’s all about paying meticulous attention to supplementary items and ensuring that they reflect your hobbies and interests. Read on to find out more about this trend and how you can incorporate this into your home. 

Embracing Imperfection

Bookshelf wealth is all about shelves that show you love to read, with books you’ve actually enjoyed, not everything perfectly lined up. The trend encourages mixing and matching decor, playing with proportions, and crafting vignettes with stacks of books, steering away from overly neat and overly polished interiors.

Bespoke fitted bookshelves are a must in achieving this essence by offering tailored solutions that seamlessly integrate into the unique dimensions of your space. The slight dishevelment and intentional arrangement become more harmonious when the bookshelves are custom-crafted to fit the room perfectly.

Cosy Charm with Character

The ‘Bookshelf Wealth’ aesthetic is undeniable cosiness, creating spaces that make you want to cancel plans and settle in. We recommend maintaining and enhancing the character of your home, such as vintage wallpapers or art.

Lighting also plays a crucial role in setting the mood, and a way to create the perfect ambience would be to add light fixtures above the built-in bookshelves to achieve a library look and feel. The resulting warmth and character of the space are heightened when bookshelves are tailored to the nooks and crannies of your home.

Decorate with Meaningful Items 

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Bookshelf Wealth isn’t just about showcasing books; it’s about curating a space that reflects your personal style and individuality. We recommend making intentional choices, and not just buying trendy pieces, but including items with sentimental value.

An article by a Barcelona-based interior designer María Valdez suggests incorporating unique pieces, like a vintage vase or candle holders passed down through generations, to tell a story and complete the room’s look.

Pattern Play and Maximalism

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For the maximalists and pattern enthusiasts, Bookshelf Wealth is a celebration of mixing colours, textures, and patterns. Having diversity and variation in colour, texture, and size will help achieve this look. Consider incorporating luxurious wallpapers from brands like Cole & Son to elevate the maximalist aesthetic. Cole & Son, with its rich history and commitment to quality, offers a stunning array of wallpaper designs that complement well with the maximalism style. 

Did you know that we can also offer bespoke fitted bookshelves? Get in touch with us now by booking a design consultation and we can help you design the perfect bookshelf today.