12 Tips for Styling Bookshelves

Just because it's functional doesn't mean it has to be boring—turn your bookshelves into a chic showcase for novels, collectibles and travel finds.

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Photo: Keith Scott Morton

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Have an affinity for collecting conch shells or fishing floats? Try sporadically placing them around your shelves for a look that conveys beach style without going overboard. The shells shown here are used as book ends, weights atop a horizontal stack of tomes, and as accents on opposite sides of a nautical piece of artwork.

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