Thursday, January 21, 2016

Chic Shelves with One Kings Lane

No matter what type of home you live in, chic shelves is the ultimate sign of a well-designed life. 

Chic book shelves work for apartments, studios, home libraries, large homes with massive shelving units, and more.

And I have found that chic shelves always end up being a great ice breaker for dinner parties as your guests inquire about your displayed treasures, coffee table books and (hopefully) unique book ends.

I loved this feature by One Kings Lane of the art of creating your own chic shelf with fabulous bookends.

A pop of blue adds dimension, design and texture

Bookends are fabulous accessories that lets you turn a grouping of book titles into a serious decorative touch on any surface while dressing up you bookshelves. As we move indoors for the colder months and prep for warm nights curled up with a treasured tale, take this time to showcase your favorite books with a little extra pizzazz.

Below I've highlighted my favorite One Kings Lane bookends, plus a few tips on how to make the most of these small design accents that can add a punch of style.

How to Nail the Look

Pop of Personality
Bookend designs have come a long way. Originally a simple sheet-metal stand that used the weight of the books themselves to stay upright, the bookend has been transformed into a chic new range of styles. Whether you choose a whimsical statue, a polished geode, or a sculptural statement, be bold and pick an eye-catching piece. Small accents like these are the perfect places to showcase your personality.

Desk Organizer Extraordinaire
If you’re like us, you have a hard time saying no to a beautiful notebook. So use bookends to dress up your desk with your collection of paper goods. We’re absolutely smitten with the idea of using a playful bookend shape to bring a bit of whimsy to a desk arrangement.

Book ends on a desk

Form Over Function
Sure, they’re meant to act as a stylish endnote to a stack of books, but bookends are good-looking enough to just sit pretty atop a stack of your favorite coffee table books as well.

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