Sprucing Up Shelves for Spring

One year ago, my handy husband built some shelves in our living room, and then I tried my hand at “decorating” them.  They the same for most of the year (and we still have not picked pulls for the drawers or handles).

As the calendar turned to spring again, they were feeling dark to us.  We decided it was time to change out the look just a bit, lighten up the frames and the overall tones, and allow spring and summer into our living room.  Here is what we came up with.

We did keep some of the same elements. I wanted to keep my grandfather’s Shakespeare collection.

You will also find this bowl in both displays, but we wanted this color to come through as a highlight color (we previously had a couch in this color and chose to go more neutral in our big pieces).

By switching out dark frames for light frames, adding some colored pictures instead of black and white and bringing in some summer elements like shells and coral, our living room is feeling much lighter and brighter.

Here is the evolution of our living room shelves . . .

Happy Spring and Summer

Linking Up


2 thoughts on “Sprucing Up Shelves for Spring

  1. Great look, Liza–so fresh and spring-breezy and love the elements of glass, books, flowers, china, seaside, with family pictures and splashes of color!! So inviting!


  2. This is something that is definitely not my forte–seasonal decor. Thank you so much for these ideas. AND, I love your spacious feeling living room. Beautiful. I would love to have you link this up to Titus 2 Tuesday next week on Cornerstone Confessions.

    Hopping over from Women Living Well.



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