Monday, June 28, 2010

Freshen Up your Book Shelves

I have had some requests for help with decorating book shelves.
Sometimes they just get full of too many things and it is time to "Freshen them up"!

This little bookshelf has only a few books, but see how it is accessorized with a few frames an oval clock, and a few round balls on a pedestal -- it is nice to add in some round elements to such a rectangular space.

Notice the plant and the wicker basket.  It is always good to add a natural element or two.

On this shelf see how the books are arranged on the outside edges of the shelves and  decorative elements are the focal point on the middle sections.

Framed pictures and vases work well along with a few books.

If you have alot of space and alot of books, sometimes it is nice to have a decorative accessory all alone on a shelf --- as well as arranged throughout the books.

See the pieces of art and a plate propped up on the back of the shelf with a few items in front.
It really adds interest to your book shelf.

In this room they took out some of the shelves
and hung larger pieces of art on the back.

See how many different ways you can decorate a bookshelf!

Now go and give it a try at your house!


  1. Connie said...
    Lots of great ideas for book shelves. My bookshelves always seem to get that too full and tired look them. I am now inspired to do some freshening up.

    marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...
    Great post. I love all the wonderful pics. Hugs, Marty

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