10 Tousled Bookcases that Prove You Don't Have to Over-Style Everything

10 Tousled Bookcases that Prove You Don't Have to Over-Style Everything

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Taryn Williford
Dec 2, 2015
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It can be really easy to slip into a pattern of thinking every surface and shelf in your home has to be flawless and Instagram-able and worthy of ten thousand double-taps. But the truth is, a little bit of irregularity (I refuse to write "imperfection") doesn't take away from a beautiful home, it adds character.

Exhibits a.-j.: These ten rooms, with un-done bookshelves that look like, you know, the people who live here use them as bookshelves and not just another place to stage a vignette.

Above: An interior designer's Dutch apartment from Inside Out

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Photographer Jenny Brandt's Swedish apartment, from her blog Dos Family

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An interior from photographer Katie Quinn Davies

(Image credit: Daniel Seung Lee)

A home shot by NYC photographer Daniel Seung Lee, via Desire to Inspire

(Image credit: Pablo Enriquez)

John & Fabien's Elemental Home

(Image credit: Salva López)

A Moroccan interior from photographer Salva López

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A Danish family apartment from Inside Out

(Image credit: Hilary Maloney)

Artist Britt Bass' Georgia home featured on The Everygirl

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A retail/art installation of Rob Ryan's work from Supermarket Sarah

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Art on a white bookshelf from Lonny

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