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How To Accessorize Bookshelves and Dressers

It’s always a good idea to add layers and interest to a space and one of the best ways to do so is by accessorizing your bookshelves and dressers. By adding details you can make the room come alive with decor that speaks to you!

Books are a necessity on any bookshelf, but you don’t have to just line them up. Stack them in various ways; vertically using them as placeholders or horizontally providing height and depth to the design. You can use books as accessories as they bring life to the room and keep people interested.

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Select books that you love and that best represent you, your hobbies, and passions. Also find books of various colors at local antique or thrift shops. Look for neutral tones, using vintage books to bring in those warmer tones and texture. Have a certain accent color in your space you want to highlight? Look for books in that color and group them together for visual impact. Want a more monochromatic look? Turn the books and have the paper showing instead of the spine

Vases and fresh flowers are another great way to accessorize your dressers or bookshelves because they provide color and life to a room. Hydrangeas, peonies, and greenery are some of our go to arrangements! Keep it simple by only doing one type of flower or greenery. This will come off very stylish without having to try very hard.

Picture frames or small paintings add another layer to a shelf and tell a story. Don’t be afraid to add this personal touch when accessorizing because it’s what makes a house a home. Think about scale when choosing items. Vary it up with larger pieces grouped next to smaller items.

Find unique pieces to place throughout your shelf decor and dressers. They add variety and interest for the eye to follow when looking at your space. Keep in mind it is totally open to your preference and you can really make it shine by adding pieces that speak to you and your style. Have fun with it!

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