The Look: In House of Ruby's bold red and aqua nursery, each nook in the bookshelf is styled with intent. Yes, it's serving a purpose, but it's also oh-so-easy on the eyes.
The Lesson: When filling up your kids' bookcases and shelves, mix and match the necessities with "for show" selections. This is a great way to integrate everything from passed-down family pieces to vintage knickknacks, but be selective with what you show off. Everything else can be stashed in storage containers.
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