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Boring Bookshelves? Use These Accessories To Jazz Them Up

Don't just load your bookshelves with books; add accessories and decor for visual interest

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Photography: Vincent Coscolluela | Dairy Darilag (Main Photos)

Got any boring, empty bookshelves at home that you don’t know what to do with? Or are your shelves groaning with loads of books that aren't even organized?

When it comes to decorating a home, you have to use every opportunity to make sure your space echoes your personality—and most of the time, small trinkets and knickknacks can do just the trick. Decorative accessories interspersed between books can break its visual "heaviness," and can even serve as lovely bookends. 


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Books

The name of the bookshelf itself states that its primary purpose is to store your favourite reads. But don’t limit yourself to the traditional way of arranging your books; you can also choose to stack them horizontally, or even facing forward. 

READ: How To Use Books As Part Of Your Decor

Bookends

These not only ensure that your books are secured in place, but they can also be small hints of fun and personality. For interesting bookends, check out The Masonry PH. 


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Clock

It can be easy to lose track of time when you’re at home. Make sure to keep yourself aware with a small, stylish clock on your shelf, where you can see it easily. Get unusual clocks at Dimensione. 

Framed artworks and photographs

Who said artworks were only supposed to be hung? Prop up small pieces of art on your shelves for added posh. If you’re not much of an art collector, you can opt to put up photos of your loved ones or even customized signs instead.


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Small plants

If you don’t have enough floor space for a potted plant, you can still let nature into your home by placing a small plant up on your shelves. You can even choose to use your shelves as the location of your own mini indoor garden!

READ: 5 Unique Ways to Display Indoor Plants

Candles

Not only are candles great for accessorizing, but they can also improve the mood of your place. Opt for scented candles to keep your home smelling great.


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Decorative vases

No need for flowers—you can find vases that look beautiful even without the help of bright blooms. Get affordable vases at Dapitan Arcade. 

Baskets

These can also be used as extra storage for your smaller items, without eating up precious floor space, especially if you live in a small home. Habitat has a nice selection of useful baskets. 

Source: The Everygirl

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