Spring Cleaning – Before and After
Last week, I shared with you the two Book Page Wreaths I made and placed in the built-ins in our living room.
My daughter said that the arched area was a perfect spot for the wreaths. I think so too!
Then I noticed that the remainder of the shelves needed a little bit of tweaking.
Some of the decor had been moved and displaced since Christmas decor was removed. I do love the white pitchers and the decor with them, but I decided to do some spring cleaning.
built in left side – before
I decided to spread the books around – to compliment the book page wreaths and to use items with a little patina.
So I began by removing the decor, placing books and then added decor – I do like to balance each side as much as possible.
To add an air of spring, I included more bird houses in this vignette –
on the side table. I also kept the colors light and kept the birds as well as the white pitchers.Built-in right side – after
I love the new updated look.
Do you have a ‘formula’ when decorating shelves. Mine is very simple: leave 1/3 air space on the shelves; alternate books and decor from one shelf to the other so that the decor is not too heavy on one side; incorporate greenery and items with patina and group like items together – usually in threes.
To balance the shelves on the left and on the right, I added decor that was both the same and similar.
For instance, on each side I added these sweet little children’s busts, the candleholder with the ball candle and the dried roses. The remainder of the decor is ‘similar’.
If you notice, the books beside the busts are light in color so that the bust’s detail does not get lost.
I am considering painting them lighter so that they match my other busts, what do you think?
Well, this was a fun Spring Cleaning activity.
Now, onto clearing drawers and closets – I seem to be constantly reorganizing…do you do that too?
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