We absolutely loved Brooke's post on her Velvet and Linen blog today talking about what to do with all those empty bookshelves and built-in cabinets in your home!
We decided to use her advice, but with items from The Willows!
First, fill your bookshelves with books! Not a novel concept there we know, but the key is what type of books you choose!
We just received amazing old books tied together with twine that make a beautiful display when lumped in groups.Also, if you have an old encylopedia collection or some old children's books, you can also wrap an old leather belt around them to make a great display or find a neat korbel or other object for a fun bookend! If you have some old books, but they've seen better days - just wrap the covers in burlap, linen or old paper to get a great monochromatic look on your shelves.
Put the books on the shelf first, then work in your display pieces - Brooke's tips are to keep the color palatte simple, add some sparkle, and relax! These items can always be changed up and moved around - in fact, that's what makes it fun!