To get the perfect bookcase decorating, resist packing in accessories on every shelf. Keep it clean by choosing a one-color or tone-on-tone scheme for vases and figurines and make sure to mix up shapes. Step back to assess overall balance of your arrangement. Place items off-center or try larger or smaller one until you like what you see from your bookshelf.
Alternate stacking books horizontally and vertically will add interest to your book collection, and use a decoration as bookends. Bold-color accessories and picture frames are great bookends and help the decoration stand out on shelves. Group together a small set of books that are all of fairly uniform size. Accessories with streamlined vases and metallic decoration will leave lots of open space on shelves to let the accessories shine through. Don’t forget to give the whole shelving unit a pop with a smart-color backdrop.