Well hi there! What a day I had yesterday. It started with a Core Barre Class (which was my first time and totally kicked my rear) and ended by completely redecorating our den. So, needless to say, I am
a little sore. 😉 We are finishing up our living spaces today with one more challenge. I have been getting some great feedback and can’t wait to get started on our sleeping spaces tomorrow. If you have completed any of the previous challenges, I would love to hear about them and see pics of your pretty spaces on Up to Date’s Facebook page. You can find all of the challenges in the links below if you have missed any of them.
Week 1 Living Spaces
Week 2 Sleeping Spaces
Week 3 Eating Spaces
Week 4 Bathroom, Laundry room, and Office
Okay, let’s do this!!
Love Your Space Challenge #5
Style a Bookcase
Option 1: The rule of thirds. Remove everything off your shelves. Evenly distribute 1/3 of books, 1/3 of pictures, and 1/3 of objects. To brighten up the bookcase, use little paintings and prints instead of photos, and color code your books. Make sure you leave enough negative space so all of your pretty things have a spotlight. Less is usually more!
Option 2: Throw out the rules, go for a curated look! If you have a lot of lovely books, fill a few shelves with only books but add some “breathing room” with a few accessories on a couple of shelves or display pictures with command strips on the frame of the bookcase.
Option 3: Books aren’t your thing. Collect similar objects from around the house to display as a collection. Tip: If you have a dark wood bookcase, try using white or lighter accessories and picture frames for a pretty contrast.
And one more pretty bookcase (and room) for your inspiration! Jenna Burger Design
For more ideas on decorating with books, check out this post.
My Outcome: All week I have been making changes to our living room on the main floor. Today (and for the first time ever in blogland) I am sharing our den with you. In the past I have shown you the bookcase on the main floor…and now you get to see what goes on in our family room!
I organized the books by categories and then colors, keeping warm and cool tones separate.
This project may take a little time but is worth the result. Are you up for the challenge?