Mix & match some harmony & some contrast – some upright, some horizontal. Keep some shelf spaces exclusively as center pieces for displaying special loved & meaningful items. Signature items that speak about you & your history. Perhaps a pen, a journal, a picture, or pictures, or your favorite collectibles. The things you love & enjoy to have around you.
Accentuate your room’s major feature item. A sofa is a major purchase item, & one that you will hopefully, have for some length of time. So, consider your choice carefully. The color you choose should not be ‘too wild’ or extreme, unless you have chosen to go really bold & unusual as part of your decorating theme for your room. Its better if you consider a sofa as part of the canvas of your room, with some leeway of course, that you can accentuate further with colorful cushions, throw rugs & other home accent accessories.
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Don’t feel you have to follow perfect symmetry all of the time – a huge bookcase along an entire wall doesn’t have to mean books all upright in a row like little soldiers, or like a traditional bookshop, library or dad’s study or den.