Styling Bookshelves- A Glimpse Into My Mind

Hi Friends and Happy Fall🍁🍂.

It is finally starting to feel like fall here, its cooling down and I am loving it. Is it feeling like fall where you are ?

This weekend I worked in my “interior Design Studio” (This is what I have dubbed our spare room to be😂). This is going to be a room where I can go to feel creative and work on projects. While in there I noticed that I have a lot of stuff…a lot. Home decor is my jam I cant help myself.

Having said that on a recent trip to Ikea I saw the bookshelf of my dreams and realized it would be perfect for me to stage and style some of the home decor that I love.I love how big the bookshelf is and the overall look of it.

 The wood and white paint is what sold me on it😍

The wood and white paint is what sold me on it😍

While I was in there I started thinking about how to style them, while it is still currently a work in progress, I think it is starting to come together(I am thinking of styling them next month with a fun fall vignette for some fun)I wanted to share a few tips on styling bookshelves that I have found helpful.

First- I put everything I wanted on the shelves out on my drafting table to help me decide where I wanted them. I loved being able to include vintage and new pieces in my styling. I also love to create layers, by that I mean that I chose things of varying heights and sizes so that there is visual interest. Visual interest is something I think is important in design, our personalities aren’t one dimensional so our homes shouldn’t be either.

 These vintage book ends are a perfect way to highlight some of my vintage books. My mom bought these for me at a yard sale a few years ago.

These vintage book ends are a perfect way to highlight some of my vintage books. My mom bought these for me at a yard sale a few years ago.

 I added my vintage phone which is one of my favorite vintage pieces. Also these little white houses 😍😍

I added my vintage phone which is one of my favorite vintage pieces. Also these little white houses 😍😍

Second I thought about adding a few pops of greenery, in this case I used faux floral’s. I used a small potted plant and some rose bouquets that I had laying around. I have always thought that greenery adds texture and movement to a space. plus for me plants always make me smile. I had a teacher who always said “when in doubt add a plant”, that is a mantra I live by these days.

Third and probably the most important tip I have is to love your home, if there is something that you love and you want to display it, I say Go For It!

How do you like to decorate your home to express your personality?