Guest Picks: 20 Bookends to Liven Up Your Shelves
From piggies to pineapples, one of these bookends is sure to suit your shelf
The key to styling a big bookcase is breaking up the elements on the shelves into smaller groupings. I love using bookends to do this, because there are so many fun options that add a sculptural element and interest. To get you inspired I've found 20 fun bookends to liven up your bookshelves. — Kate from DomestiKated Life
Hand-carved wooden potbelly pigs would look darling on a shelf in the kitchen holding up cookbooks.
Poodle-shaped balloon animal bookends have a pop art feel. They could look young and playful in a kid's room or liven up a modern shelf in an adult space.
There is some serious humor to these faux leather left- and right-wing animal friends.
Graphic letters from A to Z are a fun literary nod on your bookshelf.
These brass llamas have a rich, luxurious look to them, but they're inexpensive!
Here's another animal-inspired set of bookends. These are subtle in a glossy white finish.
Inspired by old films, these bookends could be fun to use for propping up DVDs on the shelf.
I love how these brightly colored bookends come with indexed tabs for organizing your bookcase.
These pink poodle bookends are feminine and playful. They would be perfect for a girl's room.
These mod bull bookends are part of the Jonathan Adler Menagerie collection. They're sculptural and graphic.
Industrial gears make these bookends a masculine touch to a library or study.
These storage bookends would be great on a desk to corral your reference books and office supplies.
I love the idea of putting these bookends on a shelf in your kitchen to organize colorful cookbooks on display.
These metal bookends have a slim frame, but a loud hue. I think they'd be cute in a teen bedroom.
These whimsical birdcages would be a great addition to a shabby chic–inspired living room bookshelf.
These little houses have a strong visual weight to them. They could be used to hold up books or stand on their own as decorative accents.
I think these sturdy cast iron bookends, made to look like the Eiffel tower, are a perfect balance of masculine materials with a feminine look.
These handmade bookends from Etsy come in different sayings — you can use them to sort your library!
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