Wednesday, September 5, 2018

My Five Favorite Ways to Style a Bookcase

Happy September friends!
Do you stand in front of your bookcase with your collection of accessories 
organized and set to go...then cautiously begin placing them...all the while questioning
yourself with each book, vase, or thoughtfully purchased accessory?   
I've got you covered this month, along with my blogging pals, we're sharing lots of tips
and inspiration to make it easy!  

Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles

Welcome to our guest this month, Bethany @ Dwellings by DeVore. She is the sweetest,
a DIY pro with impeccable style, and has created the most home fabulous home
 on a budget!
Don't miss her Project Gallery here.


Let's get to the ideas...

#1 - Hanging Artwork

I love how artwork can completely change the vibe of your bookcase,
and how easily an antique piece or modern abstract compliments books. 
If you have large built-in bookcases using a generous size piece will take up a good
 deal of space, too!


Williams Sonoma

#2 - Backward Books   

I know this is always controversial, but I still do it all the time, my family is used to it,
 it just takes a tad more time to find what you're looking for!  :)
It looks less busy to me when the colors are cohesive.
 I like to lighten things up for spring and summer, and depending on my fall/winter decor
 I turn them around for a warmer cozy look. 


 #3 - Solid Color Vases

Unique, sophisticated and as easy as collecting a variety of sizes!

House Beautiful


This is my family room from SIX! years ago, although my style has changed the
 idea is still the same. The majority of my vases were thrift store finds that I spray
painted.


#4 - Nature

Everything looks better with a little life and texture courtesy of Mother Nature!
Plants, succulents, fruit, dried grass or foliage, seashells, pine cones.

  
#5 - Contrasting Paint

Painting the background of your bookcases a contrasting color will completely transform
the look, and highlight your books and accessories in a fresh updated way.


Williams Sonoma


Don't miss these friends' favorites:

Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles





4 comments:

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

You have always inspired me with how you can create a vibe with the way you style things in a room!! The thrifted, spray painted vases in your own bookshelves is such a great little tip!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Such good tips, Pam. I have always loved your artwork hanging on the front of your shelves and have tried to figure out a way to do that with mine... still experimenting! And I love the collections of vases all together in shelves!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Great tips!!! You are so good at this.

Bethany DeVore said...

Thank you for your sweet words Pam, so honored to be a part of this! Love all your tips!

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