Six Decorative Accents for a Picture-Perfect Bookshelf

Your bookshelf is more than just a home for your cherished literary works. It's also a prime spot for incorporating personality into your home. We rounded up some stylish decorative accents that elevate your library's look and show off your style.

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Beautiful Bookends

These gorgeous marble bookends serve a stylish and functional purpose. Place them on both ends of your shelf to keep all your literature upright, or use them to organize works by genre or author. For a cohesive look, pair this set with the matching frame and circle stand. ($40; crateandbarrel.com)

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Trendy Terrarium

Bring the outside in with this glass terrarium. The drop silhouette can house various greenery to liven up your shelves. You can fill it with pebbles and a fern for a woodsy aesthetic, or try sand and succulents for desert style. (See: How to Make and Care for a Succulent Terrarium) (from $20; shopterrain.com)

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Multi-Purpose Décor

Inspired by a Chinese tea jar, this hand-painted decorative accent is one of a kind. Covered in cherry blossoms and embellished with basketweave details, it makes a graceful addition to your décor. It also doubles as storage, so you can conceal small items like safety pins, paper clips, and more. ($72; williams-sonoma.com)

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Worldly Charm

Whether you're a frequent jet-setter or simply appreciate cartography, showcase your love of travel with these mini globes. The set includes two globes (one in blush and one in ivory) with gold accents. Pair them with the marble bookends above for a stylish bookcase in your home or office. ($24; worldmarket.com)

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Pretty Pastels

No shelf feels complete without some pottery, and these miniature vases come in an assortment of shapes. Available in five pastel colors, they're designed to complement your other décor without overpowering the space. You can pick one (we really like lilac), or select a few for a curated-yet-cohesive feel. (from $13, usually from $16; anthropologie.com)

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Timeless Home Accents

Complete your bookshelf (and keep track of time) with these vintage-style pendant clocks. Inspired by train station clocks, these decorative accents fit right in with classic novels and leather-bound books. They're available in silver and bronze to coordinate with your other décor. ($59; potterybarn.com)

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