A Matter of Taste and Utility – Book Think: Bookends and Beginnings
Pair of Buddha Soapstone Bookends
If you are like me and are an avid reader with a sizable book collection, then you most likely also have plenty of bookcases to house them in. When properly arranged, a bookcase can be an important feature of a well-designed room, as well as, a great place to inject a little personality. In addition to adding visual interest, bookends keep your bookshelves functional and neat – and let’s be honest, there is no point decorating a bookcase you plan on keeping messy! When decorating your bookcase remember that while it is a good idea to use decorative objects, like bookends, to break the monotony of the books, you don’t want to go overboard and end up with cluttered shelves! Books are beautiful in their own right and you don’t want to take away from that. Always remember to leave a little breathing room on your shelves. Hopefully, these bookends will be the inspiration you need to start displaying those books with a little added sense of flair…. or at the very least, offer a good excuse to update them! Personally, I find arranging bookcases fun and rewarding so I hope you enjoy!
Onyx & Metal “Salta” Bookends from Horchow
Or for the slightly less expensive version…..
Agate Bookend from Jayson Home and Garden
Malchite Green Italian Alabaster Egg Bookends
Vintage Foo Dog Bookends in Brass
Can never go wrong with a Foo Dog and I love the Greek Key detail on the bases!
Vintage Japanese Symbol Brass Bookends with Greek Key Boarder
Red Resin Fu Dog Bookends from CB2
Cow Horn on Onyx Base “Cubo” Bookends from Horchow