When it comes to shelving I take the minimalistic point of view. I like to display maybe one or two things per shelf. But it is up to you how you want to display your books, collections or really whatever you want. Here are some of my favorite ideas:photo I love the look of color coding your books. I don’t know about you but I dont’ have a lot of colorful books lying around. But if you really want to do this what about painting your books or book covers. Or just start collecting colorful books….
One of Josh’s greatest dreams is to have a full size wall map mural in our home one day. He LOVES maps. I love decorating with maps. I especially like old world maps. I would love to have an office one day filled with tokens from our world travels. A wall map would be perfect for this space. Perhaps this one from Uraban Outfitters. And having this chair to go with it wouldn’t hurt either.
I started compiling my little notebook of design inspiration years ago. I eventually outgrew it and now I keep all my little ideas in a binder. A design binder, or design morgue as I’ve heard it called, is a great way to discover your own style. Whenever you see a room you like cut it out and store it away. Once your collection has grown take it out and look for patterns or trends that you are drawn to. Maybe you never thought you liked purple but for some reason all your rooms have purple in them. Or perhaps you thought your style was more traditional although you’ve collected quite a few modern rooms.