So as wrong as it may sound, I am already thinking spring like thoughts... Lots of green thoughts! And that was the theme I went with when updating our shelving display!
Here is our pre-holiday display:
It was OK. But I didn't realize the potential it boasted until I had so much fun decorating for the holidays! That's when the "just there" shelves changed to "show stopping" shelves!
I decided that I really adored the new look, and was quite sad when I went to take it down. I really evaluated what made me adore the new feeling so much more than before...
Here is what I came up with:
1. More balance. It was more symmetrical than previously.
2. Wall filler. The wreath really took up the empty vaulted ceiling space on the wall.
3. Natural elements. I liked that I was able to bring in some of the outdoors and create a more natural feeling.
Keeping those key things in mind, here is where I landed on the new display:
Told ya I went green!
I really liked the fun and fresh subway art and that I used a whiter frame, so the frame stayed and I just added some new decorative paper.
I have always been a fan of keeping out my prettier cookbooks, to add a splash of decorative color:
I just shopped my home for all things green or natural...
Notice that some things from the holiday display remained? Like the mason jar tea-lights and the white salt and pepper birds?
Instead of using a wreath to take up that tall wall space, I switched it out with a bamboo platter. Again, loving all the natural elements that came in! Feels just like spring! Goodbye winter blues!
A view from above?
I also have to mention, that I planted my first ever plant from a bulb, and didn't kill it. Yet. Seriously, my jaw dropped this morning when I actually spotted a bud! Whoot!
So there you have it. The evolution of a shelf!
Anyone learn any around the home decorating solutions, due to the love of a holiday display? How do you learn your decor tips and tricks? A favorite magazine? Favorite blogs? By accident?