How to Decorate Bookshelves
by Giorgina Devereaux
Knowing how to decorate bookshelves is an art, with books and decorative accessories among your many possible paintbrushes.
While a collection of books looks very academic displayed by itself, it may not be enough to achieve the decorative look you desire for your bookshelf.
You may be telling yourself that something is missing in order to complete the overlook of your bookshelf, but you can’t quite figure it out.
The look you prefer includes accessories that will add interest and a nice decorative touch.
This can be accomplished by incorporating various accents onto your bookshelf, which will transform it into a masterpiece that will literally speak volumes.
One of the problems that many people face when
it comes to how to decorate bookshelves is not
having enough books.
I will give you some decorative ideas to help you understand how to decorate bookshelves and give them a nice makeover.
Bookends are a great way to accent the books as well as draw attention to your bookshelf. They add a lot of beauty to the bookshelf and also serve the purpose of keeping your books in place. There are many to choose from to suit your taste.
List of Decorative Bookends to Choose From:
Decorative busts add interest to a bookshelf because art is interesting and
inspiring to look at.
Decorative busts look fabulous when displayed on the top shelf since it will immediately draw the eye toward it.
You can choose from classical busts, presidential busts, and historical
List of Decorative Busts to Choose From:
Presidential Busts and Important Historical Figures
A great way to welcome the outdoors inside is by displaying a faux plant on
The fabulous thing about faux plants is that they are virtually maintenance free and you only need to occasionally dust them.
Some Faux Plant Ideas to Consider:
Faux BooksIf you want to add to your existing collection of books, consider investing in faux book panels and faux books with a storage compartment. These are timeless additions and always look stunning on a bookshelf.
Faux Book Panel: Faux book panels possess a remarkably authentic
To hold the panel upright, it usually comes with a L bracket, along with industrial Velcro.
Faux Books with a Hidden Storage Compartment: You can find faux books
which feature a hidden storage compartment that is lined in velvet in different
sizes, colors, and styles.
It is a great way to decorate your bookshelf while having a place to store your valuables.
Leather Books: Leather books have an elegant beauty about them and add sophistication to any bookshelf.
You can find leather books bound in genuine premium leather and are available in a burgundy, green, gold, or black color. The more elaborately made leather books feature a hubbed spine that is accented with 22 carat gold, moiré fabric endsheets, acid-neutral paper, gilded page ends, and a permanently bound-in satin ribbon page marker.
Miscellaneous Accessories for the Bookshelf
Some other ideas for accessorizing your bookshelf include the following:
Clock: A great way to always know what time it is while having a nice decorative piece on display is by accenting your bookshelf with a clock. Consider including a mantel clock on your bookshelf because it isn’t too high in height, which will enable you to comfortably fit it on the bookshelf. Also, these clocks are available in different finishes.
Decorative Storage Box: For a varied look, consider incorporating a decorative storage box on your bookshelf. There are many shapes, sizes, styles, and colors to choose from. It will look fabulous displayed on your bookshelf.
Figurines/Sculptures: You can include figurines and sculptures on
your bookshelf as a nice decorative accent.
Globe: Displaying a globe will add sophistication to your bookshelf. You can find globes in a small size that will fit on a bookshelf. It is the best of both worlds.
Picture Frame(s): Add personal touches to your bookshelf by displaying pictures of loved ones and treasured moments captured on camera.
Ship: A ship will look majestic perched on your bookshelf.
You now have enough weapons in your arsenal to never ask yourself again how to decorate bookshelves. Get creative, put on your decorating thinking cap, and bust out the busts!
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