Stack books on their side to create risers for everyday objects like vases, figurines and photos. The simple styling of a few collectibles – here, a bird statue, vase and orchid – can create an artful display on a tabletop or bookshelf.
Custom-made curtains in a quatrefoil pattern pop against the blue walls of this living area, as seen on HGTV’s Property Brothers. A trellis-style shelf holds flowers and accessories that add a traditional garden atmosphere to the room.
The drama in this keeping room comes from the sum of the parts. Together the Gothic-inspired frames on the bookshelves, medieval-style chandelier and details on the chair backs create intrigue. The dark mantel contrasts against the bright-white wall and anchors the space.
A trio of small bookcases adds style to this bedroom while offering a high-profile place for storage and displaying knickknacks. The Expedit shelves from Ikea are perfectly sized to hold rattan baskets, which help conceal clutter you might not want to see.
Wood backing brings a rustic quality to the contemporary gray bookshelves. Gray mirrored spheres are used throughout the shelves allowing the eye to bounce around the space, while pops of yellow on the bookcases and sectional add a burst of color.