Oh the possibilities!

A bookshelf can be the epitome of your personal style and the focal point of any space. They can add tremendous depth to a room, and can easily give a space a facelift.

You can change your styling with a few items and the snap of your fingers. All while adding a breathe of life into a drab living area.

No one likes boring! Spice up your life! Errrr your shelf?

Tips of the trade:

  1. Instead of using matching bookends – mix and match them.
  2. Prop up a decorative dish or tray and use as art.
  3. Play with shapes, think: boxes, candlesticks and cylindrical objects.
  4. Layer your accessories! Stack knick knacks on top of a few horizontal books or on top of boxes. Choose accessories that will tie in the room’s style and theme.
  5. Stagger books so they are on different levels and shelves. Or lay them horizontally and vertically.
  6. Add pops of accent colors throughout!
  7. Add texture: add baskets or brass to add some visual interest, or add wallpaper to the backing of the bookshelf.
  8. Bring life to the shelf – add plants or flowers.

All of these tips can be applied to other shelving options as well: floating shelves, mantles, side tables, etc. Get Creative, Get Styling my loves!

Visuals:

 

 

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Here are a few of my styling picks:


3-Piece Ceramic Owl Figurine Set

from: Wayfair

3 Piece Jacks Sculpture Set

from: Wayfair

Wood Carved 3 Piece Decorative Box Set

from: Wayfair

Wood Symbol Letter Block – $41.99

from: Wayfair

Metal Glass with Lids 2 Piece Decorative Box Set – $39.99

from: Wayfair

Glass and Brass Box Size: 2″ H x 3″ W x 3″ D

from: Wayfair

2 Piece Decorative Glass Box Set

from: Wayfair

Copper Pineapple Lidded Bowl

from: Wayfair

3 Piece Gray and Gold Ceramic Candlestick Set

from: Wayfair

Darby Home Co Glass Knight Pillar Holder

from: Wayfair

Studied Siren Bookends

from: Wayfair

Varick Gallery Aluminum/Marble Bookends

from: Wayfair

Design Ideas 2 Piece Skyline Bookends Set

from: Wayfair

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