The best part about loving to read, is that you get to stack up all your novels, self-help books, biographies and whatever else you have an interest for, on a nice bookshelf with easy access to each of them. Decorating the shelf is the exciting part, because now you get to surround your shelf with aesthetic things that will make your overall bookshelf look complete.
I daydream about having a nice sturdy bookshelf for myself and not have to see my prized books strewn or stacked up haphazardly. For those lucky people though who have a well put together bookshelf and have made the topmost shelf available for decorating, these tips on how to decorate it should be of plenty help.
Decorating Ideas for a Bookshelf
These neat ways to decorate the top of a bookshelf will have you instantly falling in love with it once you're done turning it around with these ideas. For more help on how to get down to planning a well sorted out bookshelf, go to tips for organizing your bookshelf
» Fresh Flowers
Place a vase filled with fresh flowers that you can change every two days or more depending on how you take care of these. You can also keep long-lasting plants on either corners like a » money plant
or » lucky bamboo shoot
plant. Sunflowers, daisies or even lilies will add a pleasing floral touch to your topmost bookshelf.
» Lantern / Lamp
A lantern, although old-fashioned and rustic, can really change the way you look at the top of your shelf, where it can even help you use its light as a guide if you want to look for a favorite read in the dark. Even lamps come in all kinds of shapes and sizes where you can look for one that speaks for you. It can be modern, hip or something classic,where it truly alters the facade of your bookshelf to make it come off as one-of-a-kind.
» Photo Frames
Frame photographs that are quirky and fun like a nice family / friend's photograph, or something you took yourself, and have it switched to a gray-scale tone before encasing these within colorfully abstract or solid-color picture frames. It helps keep that shelf area warm and inviting to not just you, but those who'd like to read what you have stacked up there.
» Japanese Dolls
Dolls may not be something all of us fancy, but Japanese dolls have a completely different thing going for them. They're nice to look at, and create a feeling of Zen to have these sitting around your prized possessions, namely your books. They're not scary to look at, and they're available in varied kinds that you can find in an antique store or one with Asian knickknacks that are sure to have these beautiful dolls. The best place to buy these are online, where the choices are limitless.
» Miscellaneous Showpieces
Showpieces whether in wood, ceramic, metal or plastic, if nicely done - can really brighten up an area depending on what you choose to place around the space you have your eye on. Go with sturdy wood or crystal-made showpieces or how about twig baskets filed with potpourri? So refreshing. Snow globes too are a nice choice to place among the showpieces, where they can all collectively sit pretty.
Decorating your bookshelf is no doubt the funnest thing you can do as a book lover, where you can use so many different elements to make that space vibrant, uncluttered or tasteful. Whatever you choose to go with, make sure the elements complement that space without overcrowding it in any way.