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user1497020183 Sun 03-Sep-17 12:47:38

We have just got some new sofas and the only way we have worked out we could store our dvds was to get rid of the cupboard they were in and buy a more narrow bookcase. Do you think it looks scruffy with them all on display? :-(

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wowfudge Sun 03-Sep-17 14:01:15

Having them.on display isn't scruffy but overfilling the shelf and put some on top of the others does, as does the trailing cable on one side. Can you adjust the shelves to better fit the DVDs and use an additional shelf for them too?

wowfudge Sun 03-Sep-17 14:01:38

Excuse the typos, but you get my drift.

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Sun 03-Sep-17 14:11:48

I agree with Wowfudge.
Three shelves partially filled would look better than 2 overfilled.

However, DVDs have a tendency to look "messy" as you have a riot of diffrent colours and designs.
I would put them in the lowest shelves so that they are hidden by the sofa and put the nice stuff on upper shelves

user1497020183 Sun 03-Sep-17 17:10:05

Any better at all? :-(

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grasspigeons Sun 03-Sep-17 17:16:19

Do you need all the DVDs (if it's bothering you) - we had a good sort out of ours and the put quite a few in those DVD wallet things. They hold lots more in a much smaller space.

Otherwise it looks fine to me, but I am not especially minimalist and think book shelves are for books and DVDs

yomellamoHelly Sun 03-Sep-17 17:20:18

Second picture better, but still quite busy and I'd be cursing them every time I had to dust them.

Am wondering if you'd consider buying some zippable dvd holders so you could take your films out of the boxes. Would take up much less space and leave you with more shelf space.

SwedishEdith Sun 03-Sep-17 17:21:08

It looks better but agree that dvds just look scruffy anyway - it's the plastic cases. How many do you really watch?

Theorchard Sun 03-Sep-17 17:21:14

Is it a billy bookcase? You can get doors for them
www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/storage-furniture/bookcases/billy-oxberg-bookcase-birch-veneer-spr-19023407/
If you think that is scruffy you would not be impressed with my house grin

Maryhadalittlelamb12 Sun 03-Sep-17 17:26:56

Nice baskets/wooden boxes for the dvds, on the shelves? More uniform look rather than the chaos of colour????

LookAtAllTheBullshit Sun 03-Sep-17 17:31:10

Why does it matter?
Can you get to your stuff?
Is it out of the way for you?
Who's coming to your house that thinks this might be scruffy?
Who gives a shit?

ToothTrauma Sun 03-Sep-17 17:33:40

It will look better if you balance rather than mirror the shelves. So instead of having a candle in the middle of both, put one at the end of one, and the other at the opposite end on the shelf below.

You can also put some of the more attractive books in stacks, horizontally, to create more visual interest. And hide that wire!!

ToothTrauma Sun 03-Sep-17 17:34:47

P.S. Use your photos and other things to break up the books and DVDs so it is all balanced down the whole shelf rather than all candles on one, all DVDs, etc.

PuppyMonkey Sun 03-Sep-17 17:37:45

I'd just put the DVDs away somewhere - haven't you got Kodi? grinwink

user1497020183 Sun 03-Sep-17 17:53:58

3rd try.. I'm so useless at being tidy! confused

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Maryhadalittlelamb12 Sun 03-Sep-17 17:58:56

I like the 3rd pic!

grasspigeons Sun 03-Sep-17 18:04:03

grin it does look better. I'm going to rearrange my books now as picture 1 was most similar to my book shelf, except I have lego all over it too

nancy75 Sun 03-Sep-17 18:07:49

Picture 3 looks much better - i know it is poncy but have a look at how to dress a bookcase / shelves on Pinterest, lots of ideas about making a bookcase look tidy & balanced

Bluntness100 Sun 03-Sep-17 18:13:16

It's not scruffy no, it's not great either. I have a large antique hand carved wooden storage box, which is lovely , and keeps them out of sight. Cost next to nothing in an auction. However I'm not a fan of displaying dvds, games or books ( unless its a proper library).

user1497020183 Sun 03-Sep-17 18:21:46

Last pic I promise as I'm sure you lot have much better things to do on a Sunday night than look at several pictures of my bookshelf! Haha!! It's cos it new and we have had them in a cupboard so it annoys me a bit having them all out on display! What do you think to this? Thank you all for your help and opinions! x

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marmitecrumpets Sun 03-Sep-17 18:38:18

I like pic 3 best

wowfudge Sun 03-Sep-17 18:42:29

Picture 3 is best as the shelves are more balanced looking.

ToothTrauma Sun 03-Sep-17 18:44:40

The final pics are tons better! It looks intentional now. I am obsessed with 'styling' my shelves (how sad) so I genuinely don't have anything better to do grin

user1497020183 Sun 03-Sep-17 18:50:50

I think this is my final answer 😂😂😂 sorry!! Who knew it was possible to be so concerned with how a DVD case looks? I'm getting old!

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WipsGlitter Sun 03-Sep-17 19:03:40

I like the third one. Do you actually watch the dvds? We had loads but only ever watched them once!!

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