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How to Decorate a Bookcase

Day 13 of 31 Days of Tabletop Decorating – How to Decorate a Bookcase

We have a classic living room. Hickory hardwood floors, ceiling fan, built-in cabinets and bookcases with a gas fireplace and gas logs. The room is open concept and I’m in the process of updating it. We found a sofa and two chairs that I love at a local consignment shop that is a bit modern, so it was time to update the bookcases. My inspiration was the “Umbrella Man” over our fireplace.

umbrella man

I cleaned off my shelves, dusted everything and began with a clean canvas.

an empty bookcase

We have a bookcase on both sides of the fireplace, so I started with both empty.

bookcase with pelican

The Mama Pelican is a recent purchase, but she is moving to the mancave.

gold and black
I added black and gold to the middle shelf. The antique corkscrews were a gift from a very dear friend. As you can see, I always accessorize in odd numbers. Each “grouping” counts as one, so I have a mirror, flower and frame, and book group.

moss ball

I added touches of purple to both sides.

left bookcase

The box is a recent project .

parrot

The parrot was an accessory in my daughter’s room when she was about eight.

artichokes

A box of artichokes.

purple box with black stripes

With the “Umbrella Man” as my inspiration, I think it all turned out very colorful. I like neutral colors in furnishings so that my art and accessories will pop.

bookcase-collage

Thanks so much for visiting. Pin this for later when you want lots of color in your bookcase.

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Comments:

  • Karen Del Tatto

    10/19/2016 at 12:55 pm

    Thanks for sharing your bookcase decorating ideas.

    I’m learning how important it is to have different heights, colors and textures for groupings of any sort. Your bookcase certainly showcases those things. 🙂

  • Lisa notes

    10/19/2016 at 10:55 am

    I love your bookshelves. I’ve tried getting rid of more books so I’ll have room for more art on my shelves. But alas, it’s difficult. ha.

  • Anonymous

    10/18/2016 at 9:03 am

    I love the purple box. The shelves look great!

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