design trick: add dimension to your bookshelves

i was working on my bookshelves this weekend & decided to follow the lead of the the talented designers below. i love how they each incorporated art into the bookshelves by hanging artwork in front of the shelves. the result is a very layered, lived in look. it adds a whole new dimension to the space. it also makes the art seem very important which i love. nothing better than giving a random piece of art that you love a little oomph by hanging it amongst all your other treasures in your bookcase. notice that you can go about it several ways- some of the images below include large pieces of art while others scatter small pieces through out the case.  there is no right or wrong here -  a great way to express your personal style.