If you’re bored with your decor, sometimes making a couple of small changes can give you a little lift. For me, bookcases are always a manageable place to start.
So. . . if you’re looking for something to do this weekend (right!) and want to give your bookshelves a quick facelift, here are some easy ideas.
- Let your books lay down
It instantly gives the space a modern feel just by putting all of the books in horizontal stacks.
(See the rest of this incredible house here.)
- Experiment with color
Another easy idea? Paint the entire interior (back, sides, top and bottom of shelves) a high-contrast color:
(I also like the interior molding they used here.)
I’ve changed up our bookcases several times since we’ve moved. This is how they looked at the last house:
And, some easy changes I’ve made since then:
- Style with a collection or accessory groupings of the same color
Since we have the built-ins in the office now, I don’t need this space for books. So, I pulled most of them out and pieced together some milk glass and other accessories for a little white collection that would pop against the coral paint.
(Btw, I found these big star fish at TJMaxx last week for $2. Not as fun as a trip to the beach, but way less expensive!)
- Hang art or favorite photographs
Such an easy idea, but often overlooked. I use these small 3M hooks to hang art, or stack several small framed photographs, postcards, a small mirror, etc. Instantly gives a layered look.
What’s your favorite way to make a quick change to your home?