Bookshelf Decor & Accessories

We’ve packed a lot of ideas on this discovery page because we have so many possibilities for decorating your bookcases and accessorizing your shelves. Remember two rules with home decor: (1) You don’t have to display everything at once; rotate your knickknacks seasonally and (2) Odd number of items look better; display in groups of three, or five.

Decorative Bowls, Vases, Fine Art, & More

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  • Grey & White ‘Butterfly’ Smoke Raku Vase

    Since every part of this glass art vase is made by hand, no two are alike—meaning you’ll enjoy an original work of art.

    $825.00 more...
  • Opal Blue ‘India’ Glass Art Vase

    This glass vase contains handmade components from Czechia, Finland, and England—bringing the best of European craftsmanship into your home.

    $570.00 more...
  • Red ‘Matisse’ Glass Art Vase

    The stacking parts of this modular glass-and-wood vase add up to a gorgeous, striking whole.

    $250.00 more...
  • Amber ‘Matisse’ Glass Art Vase

    In a rich amber color, this handmade glass vase adds a work of art for any home decor.

    $250.00 more...
  • Brown-Purple ‘Matisse’ Topaz Glass Art Vase

    Inspired by the famous French artist, the Matisse stacking vase incorporates the best of European craftsmanship.

    $250.00 more...
  • Blue ‘Omena’ Glass Art Vase

    This apple-shaped handblown glass vase can be used for candies, for flowers, or just to admire as a piece of art.

    $205.00 more...
  • Orange ‘Paryn’ Opal Amber Glass Art Vase

    Place this pear-shaped glass art vase on a shelf, a counter, or anywhere you’d like—and admire it for years.

    $205.00 more...
  • Fair Trade Black & White Ceramic Guinea Fowl

    Certified by the WFTO, these fair-trade black-and-white ceramic bird sculptures were created by artisans in Ethiopia.

    $25.00$335.50 more...
  • Ceramic Solid Black Guinea Fowl

    This ceramic guinea hen in a glossy black finish makes a stylish addition to any home.

    $145.00$182.00 more...
  • 60-Minute Hourglass Sand Timer

    Have you ever seen a sand timer thing that looks like this? We didn’t think so. Offered in 2 color ways.

    $45.00 more...
  • Ceramic Solid Yellow Guinea Fowl

    Whichever of the three available sizes you pick, this ceramic bird sculpture provides whimsy and delight.

    $145.00$182.00 more...
  • Ceramic Gray Guinea Fowl w/ White Spots

    Made by artisans in Provence, France, this ceramic guinea has a delightful shape indeed.

    $145.00$182.00 more...
  • Giti Mini Lidded Woven Basket

    Store key items in the bathroom or bedroom with this lovely lidded basket—or display it like a work of art.

    $32.00 more...
  • Ecrin Crystal Container with Lid: Small

    This beautiful crystal container makes for a striking home accent on a shelf or table in your living room, kitchen, or bathroom. Offered in 2 color ways.

    $72.00 more...
  • Ecrin Crystal Container with Lid: Large

    Use this crystal storage box to keep something precious—or admire it as an accent piece on a shelf or table.

    $132.00 more...
  • Yellow Spotted Green Splashes Quail

    This green-and-yellow quail makes a fun addition to any home—and is an ideal host gift, too.

    $90.00 more...
  • Ceramic Red Quail w/ Electric Blue Spots

    Whether you buy a single bird sculpture or an entire flock, these ceramic fowl brighten any home decor.

    $90.00 more...
  • Ceramic Yellow Quail w/ Electric Blue Spots

    Treat yourself to a whimsical ceramic bird sculpture created by artisans in Provence, France.

    $90.00 more...
  • Ceramic Green Guinea Fowl w/ White Spots

    Join the collectors flocking to these whimsical ceramic bird sculptures made in Provence, France.

    $145.00$182.00 more...
  • Ceramic Bordeaux Guinea Fowl w/ White Spots

    Call it fowl play: This ceramic bird sculpture made in Provence, France adds a whimsical touch to any room.

    $145.00$182.00 more...
  • Grey Spotted Yellow Guinea Fowl

    Brighten up your home (or give a fabulous host present) with a yellow and grey ceramic bird sculpture made in Provence, France.

    $145.00$182.00 more...
  • Grey Spotted Sky Blue Guinea Fowl

    Fashioned with care in France, this blue and grey guinea hen makes a whimsical addition to any home.

    $145.00$182.00 more...
  • Mwangaza Woven Bread Basket

    If you love basket weaving, you’ll love this bread bowl, made by hand by the artisans of Gitarama, Rwanda.

    $56.00 more...
  • Ceramic Electric Blue Guinea Fowl w/ White Spots

    Looking for a place to nest: The highly collectible electric blue and white ceramic Guinea fowl from Provence, France. Additional sizes are offered.

    $145.00$182.00 more...

Product Features/Benefits

  • Unique artisan-made products
  • Most often handmade sourced from quality products
  • Heirloom-quality and timeless
  • Adaptable to a variety of decor styles


Why display anything but books on bookcases?

What you display on bookshelves is a matter of personal taste, but our design team likes to mix things up by adding artwork, sculpture and knick knacks to break up the busy display of many books. The items we’ve included here could be used for a variety of rooms — living room shelves decor or home office bookshelf decor.

What advice do you have for choosing what and where to display bookshelf decor?

We love this question! We have three pieces of advice for choosing what and where to display your knick knacks and home decor accessories. First, you don’t have to display everything all at once; rotate your art seasonally (we know this is more of a time commitment than many people want to make). Second, display items in odd numbers; for some reason, the human eye appreciates displays of 1, 3, 5, etc. Third, group your decor by themes, whether it’s materials, colors, shapes, sizes, or whatever your items have in common. 

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