How to Decorate a Badass Bookshelf

Looking for something a little bit edgy? I was inspired to put together this look by Studio McGee's Raised Geo Box in black. There is something so cool and edgy about it but it manages to still look classic and refined. That's exactly what I was going for on this shelf. This is for a person who wants a bit of spunk in their home but the feeling to be classic and polished.

I achieved this with the simple palette, the use of the color black and using geometric shapes. Can you picture this look in your home? I make these Accessory Recipes to both inspire you, and to provide you with a cookie cutter design that you can pop right onto your own shelf.

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Wayfair

Faceted Black Vase

The geometric shaped vase comes in 3 sizes. The largest at 8" tall is the perfect fit for this shelf. This vase ties in perfectly with the overall look on the shelf. 

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Crate & Barrel

Kiwi Bird

I've used this bird in other shelf designs. I love the small gold beak and the tones in the wood. It's a small but adorable detail to keep people looking. 

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Crate & Barrel

Brushed Antique Bronze Frames

Adding a personal touch with these frames. I love Crate & Barrel's frames, they are shadow boxes with oversized white mats. 

 

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McGee & Co

Faceted Concrete Bookends

The geometric book ends are simple but awesome. The concrete adds an industrial touch. 

 

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West Elm

Marble + Wood Geometric Objects

These geometric objects add interest to the shelf. I love the wood/marble combination. 

 

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Target

Faux Aloe in Pot Green

It's no secret I love to add plants to bookshelves. This is a great faux succulent, no maintenance but looks so real. Plants add a bit of life to your shelf and in my opinion they are a must. 

 

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West Elm

Black + White Stripped Boxes

I love this box. It's such a special touch, plus it's a little hiding spot. This box also ties the color theme together in one object. 

 

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Crate & Barrel

Holden Vase

This vase is simple but has great details and texture. I love how wide it is and the ribbing is perfect. 

 

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Anthropologie

Ridged Terracotta Pot

A touch of blush in this pot. Use it with or without a plant. This adds a bit of feminist to the shelf. 

 

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West Elm

Pure White Ceramic Vases

Love west elm's vases. This one is no exception, with it's great lines and bright white color. This is a very simple silhouette that plays nicely with all the geometric shapes in this shelf. 

 

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McGee & Co

Raised Geo Box

This is the piece that inspired the whole look. I love love love this box. It's edgy and sophisticated and the perfect piece for this look. 

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I hope you enjoyed this Shelfie Recipe. If you have anything you'd like to see please leave me a comment and let me know!

have a great day,

Jessica