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February 24, 2015

Sprucing Up Shelves for Spring

Did you ever notice how easy it is for shelves to attract clutter? Today I had a few minutes to do a little spring cleaning and tackle my living room bookshelves.  Every once in a while it's good to stand back and see your room with "new eyes".  You would be amazed what you discover!

Although they look somewhat orderly, there is not a common thread between the objects on my shelves.  They look like a mishmash of collectibles.  I thought it would be good to cut back on all the different collections and bring in some unity.

A hodgepodge of collections.

I made baskets my main focus on these bookshelves.  

Here is another shelf that has become a mishmash assortment and a little messy too.

I made my chair collection my main focus and added a few baskets to tie in with my other shelf.

I've also added a nest for a touch of spring.  I feel better already!

When you unify your collections, they make a greater impact. 

 What collections do you have?  How do you display them?  I'd love to hear from you.

For more interesting shelf ideas, check out my Pinterest Board here:

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  1. I love your chair collection Mary - so adorable. The change in how you've styled them on the shelves really makes them stand out. I'm visiting from The Scoop Party.
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

  2. Mary, I with I could walk through your home sometime! I look at your "new" shelves and wonder why I couldn't come up with something like that. Just not my gift, though. I always enjoy the pictures you share.

    1. Thanks, Carole. I love to decorate, but it's a lot of trial and error and moving things around until it feels right. I get a lot of inspiration and help from all the wonderful decorating blogs out there. They are a great resource as well as Pinterest.