Decorating & Design

February 14, 2024

Do You Have Bookshelf Wealth?

Bookshelf Wealth — the latest interior design trend dominating TikTok, Instagram and Pinterest — is all about the art of collecting. If you’re looking to pare down (or declutter) your bookshelf display — you may be doing it all wrong. Bookshelf Wealth is a departure from minimalist, curated displays and a move towards highlighting your existing collection of art, objects and volumes of books in a layered, sophisticated way. The 2024 design trend will also encourage you to preserve your home’s character: stained glass windows, original wall moldings, and bonus points for pops of pattern and color.

We had a look through the House & Home archives to see how homeowners and designers have embraced the Bookshelf Wealth trend (long before it was trend). Most recently, Colette van den Thillart mastered the look in her client’s lush and layered Rosedale home with a cocooning reading nook. Jackie Kai Ellis‘ library-dining room is another lesson in Bookshelf Wealth, featuring her and her husband’s endless collection of CDs, music biographies and graphic novels. Finally, Brian Gluckstein’s iconic Library Bathroom is one for the books.

Do you have Bookshelf Wealth? Scroll down to find out!