Enjoy the range of fleur-de-lis bookends that are illustrated here below. The fleur-de-lis provides an interesting way to create some decorative appeal on any shelf while also providing the functional job of storing your valuable books. These bookends are available in pottery, marble or clay and metals such as cast iron, bronze, brass or pewter and they are a simple design that has become a decorative standard that is widely used.
The fleur-de-lis is one of the most popular decorative design elements used in interior design. It can be seen in almost every home in the country in some form or another, either intentionally or simply because it has adorned a piece of furniture and we were unaware of it. The three-pronged shape of the fleur-de-lis represents the lily, which is its literal translation, and it has been used as a symbol of royalty, religion and military might for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.
These days, few people consider the significance behind the symbol and what it may have once meant and now are only interested in the fact that it looks pleasing to the eye and adds a certain level of interest to a room. The rounded shape of each of the petals can be used to create lines that differ from the more modern straight lines creating a counterpoint that sits neatly in the room.
Take a look at the different ways in which the fleur-de-lis may be incorporated for use as a set of bookends.
A pair of fleur-de-lis bookends provides a touch of style to the bookcase without being too gaudy. Their flat sides make them perfect for resting up against the books they are helping to prop up and their weight will ensure they provide solid support.
Some might find it surprising exactly how many different ways the fleur-de-lis can be represented and the imaginative way in which it can be used as bookends. The bookends displayed on this page illustrate what can be achieved with this simple, yet decoratively marvellous symbol.
The fleur-de-lis bookends are certainly worthy of consideration when looking for a design that will provide some old world classic style to the decor.
Take a look at even more decorative bookends that will help to give you an idea of just how creative it is possible to get: agate bookends, horse bookends, owl bookends, marble bookends, cast iron bookends, dog bookends, modern bookends, decorative bookends, unique bookends, medical bookends, wooden bookends, kitchen bookends, brass bookends.
Also look for fun bookends such as those you can buy as kid's bookends.