Houzz is the new way to design your home.
Guest Picks: How to Accessorize Your Bookcase
These products are perfect for accessorizing your bookcase. You no longer have to only fill your shelves with books: this space is a great opportunity to arrange new and old pieces together!
— Melissa from Chic Coles
— Melissa from Chic Coles
Pug Bookends - $14.95
If you love dogs as much as I do, you'll love these Pug Bookends. They'll hold your books together on your bookcase.
Shagreen Boxes - $19
These faux shagreen boxes are affordable and so chic. Hide your treasures in them, and display them on your bookcase.
Faux Coral - Ivory - $59.95
I have a bookcase full of coral in different shapes, sizes and colors. This piece is a classic beach-inspired addition to your bookcase.
Inside Out Bowl - $8
These catch-all bowls are perfect for holding items such as small candies or matches. Prop them up on a set of books in your bookcase.
Vintage Books Boxed Set, Cooking - $1,400
What is the number one accessory you need for a bookcase? Well, books, of course! These vintage books with a wooden stand are such a great addition to any collection.
Foo Dogs, Blue - $58
These foo dogs from C. Wonder will add such a fun and colorful flare to your bookcase. Use them as bookends, or just incorporate them into your bookcase decor.
Pretty Pansy Vase, Tall - $28
Whether you add flowers or not, this pansy vase can be used by everyone on their bookcases.
Recycled Glass Jug - $19
These colored recycled glasses can be used to incorporate branches or flowers into your bookcase decor. Or you can leave them empty — they're chic as is!
White Frosted Bark Candles
These white, frosted bark candles are a great way to add a rustic touch to your shelves. (These are also perfect for holiday decorations in your bookcase.)
Ceramic Books - Aquamarine Set of 8 - $159.60
These ceramic books are a great way to add a punch of color to your bookcase.
This is my own Chic Coles' bookcase, complete with coral, vintage books, blue porcelain vases and Chinese exportware.
Glass Bottles with Wood Stoppers - $19
If you don't have the space for a separate bar area, use your built-in bookcase to house special monogrammed decanters or liquor bottles.
Porcelain Lotus Covered Temple Jar - $203
Very similar to the porcelain jars I used in my Chic Coles' bookcase, this blue and white temple jar will add height to the top of a bookcase in a large room.
Mirrored Frame - $19
Add a little personalization with some mirrored monogrammed frames. Pictures of children, your wedding or your family will warm up your bookcase.
Brazilian Agate Bookend - $119
These are my favorite bookends, especially with the agate against the book. Pair them with wrapped books to create a dramatic effect, or just with some of your favorite novels.
Boxwood Topiaries - $59
Add some greenery and an element of nature to your bookcase with small topiaries.
Cast Aluminum Horse Sculpture - $315
This is one of my favorite pieces. This horse bust would be the perfect accessory for a bookcase!
Ceramic Ivory Peacock - $1,325
Peacocks are the next big trend. This ceramic peacock would be the main focal point on your bookcase. Place books on both sides.
Book Covers - Shoot For The Moon - $24.95
When you have an assortment of different book bindings, these book covers will allow for a unified look.