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Need an Easy Bookcase Upgrade? Hang Some Art!

Need an Easy Bookcase Upgrade? Hang Some Art!
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Adding style to your bookshelf is not just about sprinkling in a few well-chosen items among your books. It’s all about crafting an eye-catching display. One of the simplest and most unexpected ways to upgrade your shelving is by hanging something on the front to break up that boxy grid. It’s a great way to display your treasured artwork or other wall-decor favorites such as mirrors. But can you get the look without destroying your bookcase? Yes, you can; keep reading to find out how.

Materials include a few styles of Command hooks and a length of ribbon.

Materials include a few styles of Command hooks and a length of ribbon.

Hanging Lightweight Pieces

I experimented with removable hooks in a few ways. To hang a small (and lightweight) mirror, I threaded a bit of ribbon through the hanging bracket on the back and chose a Command strip with a J-shape hook to accommodate the thickness of the ribbon. The ribbon perfectly hides the hook, and the end result has a sweet, vintage vibe I really like.

 

Hanging Heavier Prints

For hanging prints, I used the Nail Hanger style of Command hook, which can accommodate a bit more weight and worked like a charm for medium-size prints. When picking pieces to hang, just be aware of the weight limits. Other than that, the possibilities are endless!


Tip: Be sure to follow the instructions, which recommend letting the hooks stick without anything on them for a few minutes so that they reach their maximum holding power.

Shop the Look

Have fun with switching up the look whenever a new piece catches your eye.

Have fun with switching up the look whenever a new piece catches your eye.

Watch the Step-by-Step Video!

 

 

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