How to Decorate Empty Shelf Space With a Wife's Perfume Bottles

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How to Decorate Empty Shelf Space With a Wife's Perfume Bottles
Decorative perfume bottles can serve a practical purpose in your home decor. (perfume image by blacklight from

Perfume bottles are often intricately designed and feature striking shapes and colours. These bottles can easily be incorporated into your home decor and can be used to fill empty spaces on shelves. Decorating with your wife's perfume bottles is a very easy task that only takes a few minutes to do, and it can dramatically change the way your shelf looks. A shelf decorated with perfume bottles can have a mature, sophisticated look that can be appropriate in either a bedroom or a bathroom.

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    Check the shelving unit for sturdiness to make sure that it can support the weight of the perfume bottles. This is especially important if the perfume bottles are made of glass, as they can shatter if the shelving unit is not firmly secured and falls.

  2. 2

    Ensure that the other items on the shelf are arranged so that there is no risk they will fall or knock into the perfume bottles. For example, if you have books on the shelf, it is essential that you use a bookend to support them.

  3. 3

    Wipe down the shelf with a cleaning rag to get rid of any dust or dirt build-up.

  4. 4

    Wipe down each of the perfume bottles to remove dust or dirt.

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    Arrange the bottles on the shelf as you see fit. You may wish to organise them by size, shape or colour. If you are arranging a large number of bottles, one of the easiest ways to display them is by placing the tallest bottles towards the back of the shelf with the shorter bottles in front of them. This will keep the bottles organised for your wife so that she can easily find the perfume she is looking for.

Tips and warnings

  • Empty perfume bottles can also be used to fill in empty shelf space. This is an easy way to recycle your wife's perfume bottles once she has used all of the contents.

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