by Bloomingdales

by Bloomingdales

The purple bedspread and gray carpet fit into the mid-range category. The wall whether paneled, papered or tiled is a lovely pastel camel. Brown is so ordinary it needs to be warmed with a more appropriate label, so its Camel. The floor is also a wonderful medium to dark toast isn’t it? Neutrals are having their day in this room aren’t they and the purple bedspread is the flag of victory.

by HGTV

by HGTV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This kitchen becomes powerful with the commanding wood floor and the industrial pendant lighting. There is a happy balance between the dark floor, the pale walls and the marble topped island.

by House Beautiful

by House Beautiful

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This sofa and wallpaper are perfect as mid-range blues. Not too light nor too intense. The pale green settee is a pastel and fits beautifully. A great example of balance between the blue wallpaper and the almond carpet is being demonstrated in this living room. And the side tables demonstrate symmetry. The wonderful thing that metallics do for a room is also evident. Do you love the three patterns configured in the sofa as well? I do!

by BHG

by BHG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This pastel bedroom has decided to stay with a white wall. Notice how the soft sheer pops a bit against the white wall? The pale blue border at the foot of the bed adds more color and texture to this pale room. Again we see the value of working with neutrals, it would be easy to change your mind and make this room pink!

by BHG

by BHG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do you feel about adding color to your rooms? Going soft or lightly with colors is a very pretty and colorful way to add beauty to your room. The soft blues in this living room are calm but the addition of copious pattern make this room vibrant as well. This is an excellent example of how to mix pattern. There are at least six different patterns living together and do you see how they cooperate with each other? They are for the most part of the same intensity. There is a stripe, a plaid, a floral, a print and a tone on tone. Soft blue is the  unifying color.

Bookcase Americana by hgtv

by Home & Garden TV

It may be you are not sure what you have will work or you don’t know how to do it.
Hiring a designer for an hour might be something you can afford. No harm in asking
is there? And the rewards could be seriously rewarding.

Not all books, but lots of interesting pieces. The horns inside the oval frame are a knock out.
The color scheme is very neutral as well,  this is an organic display. Organic meaning nature, natural, original. The books have become the background.

A Chaise and a bookcase. What a great combination. This is mostly books, but do you see how the photographs add just the right touch? Go ahead, get started arranging your shelves. You will love it.

by Better Homes & Gardens

by Better Homes & Gardens

from thedreamhome

from thedreamhome


Can you go WILD? Are you blessed with a wall full of shelves? And you love books. You are in heaven. Variety is the spice of life. Books Books Books is great but it is always fun and more interesting, depending on your style, to add other stuff. Your eye and your friends have more to explore and more to learn about you!

Serious shelving can be obtained at Ikea. Good for a play room or an office, these units are a great solution. Everything tidy, organized and its place. Easy to find, easy to put away. Repeat.

Bookcase by Chez Larsson

by Better Homes & Garden

by Better Homes & Garden

Books by takethesidestreet

by take the side street

Built-in shelves can frame your art. No books needed. Explore your options. Do you collect busts? Would you like to collect busts? Decorative Boxes? Retro Board Games? Beautiful Glass? Wood Scultpure? You name it, you love it, display it.

RS Shelves 7

by Real Simple

 

 

 

This Etagere fits the spot perfectly. Color and a three dimensional display is a wonderful addition. These vases could be your own handiwork, your craft, perhaps you inherited them, perhaps you found them at yard sales. Show-off what you love, who cares if they collect dust. You can lovingly dust them one evening or a Saturday, late morning.

Floating shelves by bhg

Floating shelves by BHG (Better Homes & Gardens)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vertical space is a fantastic way to store and display our collections.
Displaying your books, art and collectibles is a wonderful way to share with others whats important to you. It’s also a reminder of what you love and all you have to be grateful for. These plates can be rotated according to season or because you have so many you can!