I have mentioned that we plan to do some remodeling to the downstairs of our 80+ year old home. So, I do not want to do a lot of decorating in advance of what is sure to include a fair bit of demolition. But, we like to entertain and have a few things on the schedule in the next month and I really do not want our guests to see this….
The Maddie G Family Room
I thought posting this pitiful image with a promise of “after” shots might hold me to finding an interim style to tide us over until we have more permanent decor in place. Here are a few inspirational images I’ve found while searching online.
In the image from Cottage and Vine, I love the texture provided by the grasscloth. I also really like the mix of elements from the natural basket to the white ceramic and the glass. The shelves look well done but not overdone!
I love the color in the back of these bookshelves and the use of family photos interspersed. I know we are not supposed to overdo it with photos in the home….but I do love a photo to bring a personal touch into a space.
In the room by Sally Steponkus above, I love that she actually used books to fill the shelves! And, I love how many of the red bindings subtly coordinate with the chairs in the forground.
More color in the background and careful editing. Notice the way the books are stacked in the bottom left. I like the creative placement of the books vs. just lining them up on the shelf.
Finally, for even more inspiration and some “Do’s and Don’ts” hop on over to Dwellers without Decorators who had bookshelf styling on her mind last week as well.
Stay tuned, I vow to do something with my bookshelves this week.