bookcase before + after
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I’ve neglected our living room for the past few months. No point listing excuses why, but we use this room very little in the good-weather months and I guess it’s just too easy to ignore.
Once the winter comes I want to make it cozy and welcoming again and so the first thing to do is reorganize the book cases.
As you can see, Bob and I love our books and obviously I never really figured out what to do with all of them after a piano arrived in the living room last year. What a mess!!
And so a few weeks ago I started to cull. I got rid of ones that were just too dated or redundant.
And I added some of my favourite blue and white pieces from cobistyle.
The repetition of the blue and white porcelain breaks up the books and adds a nicely unified decorative element.
Plus I find blue and white looks great any time of year - with reds and oranges in the fall and at Christmas or with summery yellows and greens in the fair-weather months.
The ginger jars are not just pretty, but make sturdy bookends.
And I fill planters with either real plants or fake - depending on what’s on hand.
It definitely looks better when the books have a little breathing room and something pretty to break up the monotony.
Plus, I now have a nice big new donation to make to Goodwill!