While I do think space planning, large item selection and color palette are the key essentials to a successful room – accessories can make or break a room. I get asked by friends and family often about accessorizing tips so I want to share one of those tips with you.
This tip features a very simple way of displaying books while keeping a monochromatic color palette. In our living room I decided to a neutral color palette – mainly because we have beautiful built ins that we refinished with a dark stain to highlight. The thought of having large massive built-ins can be overwhelming and books of all colors and shapes could be distracting and overbearing considering I wanted to stay true to this monochromatic feel while filling the shelves with collectables and treasured items. Main objective – keeping the shelves simple and clean while carrying the color palette.
One option could have been buying a beautiful linen fabric and covering each book – but this would take a lot of time and effort. I wanted a simple solution…so I turned the books around to make the book pages the bulk color visible.
This works great for paper back books but even with the hardback color books I like the look turning the books around.
Of course this makes finding books a bit more difficult because you can’t see the title of the book – Simple tip: sort the books by topic.
Don’t get me wrong I am HUGE lover of COLOR and the large coffee table books I do adore, but for this room I wanted to carry a monochrome feel and this simple trick was the perfect solution.
I also like to store my extra pillow covers because they are too beautiful to store and hide in a closet. Also extra incentive to redo the living room soon – next time around to infuse more color. And I am dying to use my new Kelly Wearstler pillows. It should be crime not to have those puppies out.
Accessorizing – Bookshelves – http://www.middleredefined.com/caption
More on storage ideas for hiding the kiddos toys and other accessorizing tips soon! What is your best bookshelf accessorizing tip?