Ever since I saw this post a while back I have paid close attention to how I fill bookshelves. They aren’t just a catch all for books and stuff that has no home, but a place to display personality and add a pop of color.
I like to use frames and personal touches like this pot from Mexico as bookends. Gathering books that are favorites or have coordinating spines adds a fun little pop.
Letting the covers of pretty books show was my favorite tip! It also works for photo albums.