When I opened my boxes of Christmas decor this weekend I wasn't feeling the love.
I hauled it upstairs and put out a few treasures, only to decide I was in the mood for...
a little less Christmas decor.
I started re-styling my built-in bookcases in the family room.
Do you ever remove or adjust your shelves?
It couldn't be simpler, and you have a new canvas and fresh perspective for ideas....
Here is the beginning of my 'less is more' theme for this year.
Recognize my branches? The mirror was an old thrift store find for $8!
This space is large (56" high) and could have easily taken on a cluttered
With a mantel and several other shelves to style, I liked the simplicity here.
A few large pieces make more of a statment than several small ones,
you'll notice in the following bookcases.
Here's some inspiration:
Love the addition of artwork, it's on the re-style list for after the holidays.
Removed shelves and interesting, unique adjustment on the right for books.
Shelves removed, symmetrically.
Notice the subtle symmetry here, clever.
Tomorrow I'll show you how I created symmetry
in the rest of the bookcase and
more of my 'less is more' holiday decor.