How to accessorize a well styled bookcase July 18, 2011 by blackband Filed Under: Blackband Blog We thought you might enjoy a few tips / inspiration for those empty (or maybe just slightly disorganized) bookcases we know you have sitting around the house: No. 1 : Add color with paint or wallcovering. No. 2: Soften with drapery. No. 3: A nice sculptural piece is always an interesting focal point. No. 4: Bookshelves are not just for books! Add framed art, flowers, and / or natural textures like coral. No. 5: Repeat, repeat, repeat! Repetition is one of the key elements for design. Repeat the type of book, keep it monochromatic with the same color, or show off multiples of your favorite items. No. 6: Organize by color. No. 7: Overlap objects for a more layered look and create height variations with your books as stands.