I know I have posted about using yellow national geo magazines to decorate and covering old books, but here are some ways to decorate with variety!
First of all, love this black bookshelf - makes such a statement. And paired with the bold colors of the books and brass trinkets, it is perfection.
I would consider this bookshelf organized clutter! Against the white walls, all the collected mementos add punches of color to this room and makes the space feel personable.
Neutral books arranged organically ... but what draws me to this picture is the two petite frames to spice it up.
If you have lots of books and enjoy collecting them, this style may be for you! I am still trying to collect books so I definitely don't have enough to fill a bookshelf yet.I know this picture has been floating around pinterest a ton, but I can't take my eyes off this one. I love the punches of blue amongst the shades of white and cream and you know I love the gold accents. All the objects are so different and contrast each other nicely that you never get bored.
Gosh ... I do love, love, love this bookshelf! It appears so casually decorated with the stacks of magazines and propped pictures, but someone obviously knew what they were doing. Maybe it is the fun, vibrant colors that draw me to this one, but whatever it is - I wish this could be in my house!
via lonny mag
Could you color coordinate your books? Again, I don't have enough to do this, but I like this concept. And the gold mirror is such a nice touch!
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clear quartz votive holder - this would be perfect to place on top of some stacked books or under a cloche.
black lacquer boxes - I could see two (or three!) of these stacked neatly on a shelf ... maybe topped with the quartz votive holder?
gold gilded blocks - you could spell out your initials, last name, or a simple word and use these as a topper
ceramic zebra - I am so tempted to order this for myself!
ceramic peacock - I like how these ceramic animals can add such variety and shape to structured bookshelves.
gold gilded mirror - this would be a great, ornate mirror to hang off a shelf like in some of the inspiration images
And of course, beautiful books are easy solutions for decorating!