Consider Scale in Selecting Items That are Attractive and Functional
Most homes include some type of bookshelves or you may have an etagere that you'd like to fill. Accessorizing these shelves can sometimes be a challenge. Here are some tips for creating a special display. Just click on each photo for a zoomable image and more information.
It's important to consider the scale of your shelves and the type of items you'd like to include to make them attractive and functional. Think in terms of a variety of items that vary in size - be they small, tall, wide, or large. Books can be added in stacks, or if you have lots of books, in individual sections, sometimes broken up with decorative bookends.
2. Let Your Personality Shine
Books, candleholders, vases, and picture frames are all possible additions to create bookshelves that reflect your personality and style. Be sure to include family or vacation photos along with mementos you've collected in your travels. In the photo above a variety of items in various sizes and heights create an inviting coastal themed vignette.
These fun bookends will add an playful touch to your design. Add some of your favorite books between these captivating bookends to add interest and style. Please see our complete selection of unique bookends.
These classy photo frames feature antiqued beveled mirrored frames. The set of three allows you to personalize your bookshelves with family or vacation photos of various sizes.
3. Accentuate Your Favorite Style
If your preferences lean towards a specific style, be it Rustic, Whimsical, Coastal/Tropical, Traditional/Transitional, Asian, Tuscan/Mediterranean, Contemporary/Modern, Farmhouse, Industrial, Mid-century Modern, Global Ethnic, or eclectic, include accents that complement that style.
4. Add a Splash of Color to Your Design
Infusing your design with some pops of color will help to draw the eye towards your bookshelf vignette. Try to repeat the same or similar color at least twice for balance.
One of my very favorite display items is art glass. This stunning glass vase would make an eye-catching addition to your bookshelves. We have gorgeous art glass pieces available in every imaginable color. Our selection of art glass is exquisite.
5. Let Your Imagination Run Wild
Don't be afraid to let your imagination go and come up with some interesting possibilities for your vignette. Include items that make you smile or that add a touch of whimsy. Intersperse books in stacks, placing a unique item on each stack. Move things around until you find the perfect balance. And most importantly, have fun!
These adorable elephant sculptures would add a playful touch to your vignette. Take a look at our wonderful selection of accessories in every style.
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New Items Recently Added to Our Spring Sale
Also, please take a look at all of our special sale items. We've recently added many new stylish home accents. These unique accent pieces are now available at savings of up to 63%, but they are only available while supplies last.
This captivating decorative bowl is just one of the many beautiful pieces available on this special promotion. This unique vase would add a colorful touch to a bookshelf vignette. Please take a look at our entire selection of stylish home accents that are currently on sale. These gorgeous pieces are only available while supplies last, so if you see something you love, now is the time to grab it.
We Have a Unique Selection of Home Accessories for You.
These are just a few of the beautiful home accessories that are featured on our Innovations Designer Home Decor online shopping boutique. Please take a look at all of our home accessory selections, including trays and bowls, decorative boxes, sculpture and figurines, silk plants & florals, vases, urns, & finials, candleholders, and art glass. Also, please take a look at our newest accessories for the home under "New Arrivals".
- We specialize in unique designer home accessories that you won't readily find in retail stores.
- As an interior designer with 30 years experience, I personally select all of the products on our site. These are the same accessories that I use with my own interior design clients.
- You can purchase them at great savings on our website.
- Every piece must pass my criteria for beautiful design, excellent quality, and great value.
I hope you find something special to add to your bookshelf vignette. Please email me a photo of your accessorized bookshelves. I'd love to share them with my readers.
Until next time,
Pamela Jaffke, ASID
Innovations Designer Home Decor & Accent Furniture
Owner & Interior Designer