How To Style an Acrylic Bookcase

A well-styled clear bookcase can transform a room, turning a functional piece of furniture into a work of art. Here are a few tips to help guide as you style...

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clear acrylic bookcase decorated with books and a plant in a pot.

A well-styled clear bookcase can transform a room, turning a functional piece of furniture into a work of art. Our Grayson Tall Acrylic Bookcase and Austen Horizontal Acrylic Bookcase have become favorites. Whether you have a standalone bookshelf or built-in shelving, knowing how to style it effectively can elevate your interior decor. When styling a clear acrylic bookcase, embrace the natural neutrality and incorporate whatever style that suits you.


Clear the Canvas

Before you start styling, clear your bookcase of all items. This blank canvas allows you to assess the space and start fresh. Take this opportunity to dust and clean the acrylic shelves for a polished look.

Tip: Before styling our Grayson or Austen Acrylic Bookcase, start off by cleaning it using our Acryshine Acrylic Cleaning Kit


Create a Vision

Decide on a theme or style for your bookcase. Do you want a minimalist, modern look, or are you leaning toward a cozy, eclectic vibe? Having a vision in mind will guide your choices as you curate your decor. The best thing about clear acrylic furniture is its compatibility with any style or look.


Organize Your Books

Books are the backbone of any bookcase, so start by organizing them. Arrange them by size, color, or genre, depending on your preference. You can go for a uniform look with books standing upright or add visual interest by alternating between vertical and horizontal stacking.

Our team loves to use a mix of small and large books as a starting point when styling our clear acrylic bookcases.


Mix and Match

Balance the books with a mix of decorative objects. This can include framed photos, artwork, vases, sculptures, or collectibles. Choose items that resonate with you and contribute to the overall theme of your bookcase.



Play with Height and Depth

Vary the height and depth of your decor items to create visual interest. Use tall vases or candleholders to add height, and layer smaller items in front of books to create depth. This adds dimension and prevents a flat, monotonous appearance.

Whether it’s a horizontal bookcase or vertical bookcase, playing with the depth is a great way to add another layer of style.


Color Coordination

Consider color coordination when selecting decorative pieces. A harmonious color scheme can tie the entire bookcase together. Use color strategically, incorporating it through books, objects, or artwork.



Negative Space

Don't overcrowd your bookcase. Allow for some negative space to give the eye a place to rest. This helps prevent a cluttered look and lets your decor items shine.

Whether you are styling a clear bookcase or clear cube storage, remember to keep a strong balance between décor and space within the clear bookshelves.


Personalize with Art and Photos

Incorporate personal touches by displaying framed photos, artwork, or mementos. These items add character and make your lucite bookcase uniquely yours.


Seasonal Updates

Change up your bookcase with the seasons. Swap out decor items or rearrange your book collection to reflect the time of year and keep your display fresh and inviting.


Step Back and Edit

Once you've styled your bookcase, step back and evaluate the overall look. Adjust as needed, ensuring that the arrangement is balanced and visually appealing.



Styling an acrylic bookcase is a creative endeavor that allows you to showcase your personality and taste. Whether you prefer a minimalist, maximalist, or eclectic approach, the key is to strike a balance between functionality and aesthetics. With these tips and a little experimentation, you can turn your bookcase into a captivating focal point that enhances the beauty of your living space. Remember that there are no strict rules in bookcase styling, so trust your instincts and have fun with the process


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