Using bookends creates flourish in the empty space where once there were only lonely books and barren shelves. The savviest of designers use small details to tell their stories in any room - and custom bookends are one such detail. Using two as a pair on a floating shelf can manifest horizontal symmetry that's key to minimalist design. Separating the pair onto two shelves of a traditional bookcase - one above, one below - creates visual balance by evoking contrast and opposites. Bookends are an opportunity to keep your shelves neat, tidy, and ultimately an expression of what you love.