How To Decorate A Bookshelf|How to Accessorize

Hello I’m Jennifer, with Jennifer decorates
today we’re going to tackle something that’s a little challenging for people
and that’s how to accessorize a bookshelf, so stay tuned. So this is my
bookshelf in my living room it’s full of character and imperfections but I just
love it and today I really want to show you how to step-by-step decorate a
bookshelf. Most people, they struggle to decorate their bookshelves and they end
up looking really cluttered and unbalanced. In this video I’m going to
share some tips on how to make your bookshelf look gorgeous and visually
pleasing so let’s get started. The first thing I’m going to do is choose some
books. I’m really picky about the books I choose I don’t like to use paper back or
books with sleeves my favorite is to use antique books and I like to choose ones
that kind of have neutral colors and have titles that I find really
interesting and of course here comes Molly to join in on the fun on the floor
she cannot resist to get some extra attention.
Once I’m done selecting my books I’m going to add large bookends to the
middle shelf this is where the eye naturally gravitates. It’s best to keep
the middle shelf simple using a statement piece so these bookends will
be perfect. I’m going to make sure the books vary in height and color but I’m
not going to go too crazy. I want them to be different but not distracting. Once my
books are all in place I’m going to make sure everything is centered on the shelf.
This looks perfect. I love the symmetry. This is also the place to put the books
you’re frequently reaching for since they’ll be easy to get to from here. It’s important to add a little greenery
to a bookshelf. So for something different I’m adding these moss balls
to a rusty wire bucket. This is a simple way to bring color and life to the
bookshelf. My second choice of greenery is simply this container filled with two
faux stems that I clipped down, super easy, just make sure to fluff and it’s
important to leave plenty of space between your greenery. A good rule of
thumb is to keep them at least one shelf apart. I usually use two greeneries when
decorating a bookshelf. Good grief, I never get any work done. Next, I’m using
this awesome clock. I just love the shape. I believe every room needs at least one
thing that shines so this guy is heading to the top shelf. I’m going to add a
wooden picture frame to complete this shelf, love it!
I found these amazing gear pot thingies um, I really don’t know what they are but
take note of their varied height you could use candlesticks or something
similar to easily mimic this. Next I’m using some more books by setting them on
their side. I can set this vintage camera on top as a way to display it. This can
be done using any knick-knack that you prefer. The concept is to give height to
whatever you choose to display. The final touch on the shelf is another picture
frame. Finally, for the bottom shelf, I’m adding
this vintage metal lunchbox. My last touch will be this sweet candle holder
jar and little key. I just love the charm they bring to the shelf. This little
mouse candle holder was actually one of my daughter’s favorite things as a kid
so it holds a special place in my heart and there you have it! Super easy,
everything on this shelf is correctly to scale and there is not an
overabundance of books or personal photo frames. The use of greenery, antique books,
and vintage finds, creates a perfectly accessorized bookshelf. Thank you for
watching my video! Molly thanks you, as well. Be sure to subscribe to my channel.
We’re gonna have another fun video coming out next Friday. Have a wonderful

17 Replies to “How To Decorate A Bookshelf|How to Accessorize”

  1. Great advice. I never thought of decorating bookshelves and wondered how others came up it looking so cute. Love your dog too!

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