A lustrous pair of animal-inspired bookends can give your collection a bit of wild flair.
Brass Gazelle Bookends, $295; ivyandvine.com
Create a Sense of Order.
To West Hollywood designer Mark D. Sikes, “There aren’t rules to arranging books, but there are formulas. For center tables, coffee tables or even ottomans, I stack them in grids, which lends an elegant and lived-in feel. On shelves, I mix stacks of books with standing ones, alternating their rhythm from shelf to shelf.”