Hello, everyone! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I feel like I say that every Monday (and I probably do), but I mean it.
I can’t believe we are already halfway through September. It feels like time just speeds up as the year progresses. Does it feel that way to you, too?
As I mentioned last week, I’m preparing for a fall home tour on Wednesday. This weekend I spent some time doing a bit of fall cleaning and decorating. One area I’ve been meaning to tackle for quite a while is the shelving in my office / living room. I styled the shelves some time back and have since let them collect dust. With a new season here, I thought I’d try something a bit different.
I began by clearing everything off and giving the shelves a good dusting. (The bookcases can be fond here.)
Much better! With that completed, I decided to organize my shelves by color. Each section would have a color focus. Extra shelves, would be white accessories and brass and gold would be accents to tie everything together. I began by placing a few items on each shelf to get an idea of where I wanted each color to go.
Once that was determined, I spent a good two hours styling my shelves and listening to music. As I explained last time I did a post like this, there are a few things I like to keep in mind when styling any space. Here’s a quick reminder:
Function – decide what you need this space to do.
Color – stay within your color palette.
Shapes – use a variety of shapes to create balance and add diversity.
Texture / Pattern – add various textures to create visual interest.
Spacing – leave some empty space (It’s the difference between collected and cluttered.)
Foliage – bring in flowers and plants to complete a space.
Sparkle – add something with a little bling – glass, metallic, mirrors, crystals, etc.
Personal – incorporate things that are meaningful and special to you.
I find that if I follow these tips, I’m much more likely to get a balanced and beautiful result. After lots of trial and error, my shelves had a fresh new look for fall.
I’m totally loving the color blocking. If you look closely, you’ll also notice another new addition to the space.
With fall on the brain and cooler temperatures sneaking in, I felt my thermostat deserved a stylish upgrade. When the folks at Honeywell contacted me to try out their new Lyric Thermostat, of course, I said, “Yes, please!”
With their app-based installation (no complex manuals) to follow, my Lyric was installed quicker than it took me to re-style my shelves.
I’m so glad I made the switch! My favorite feature is being able to control the Lyric from my phone or iPad. When I’m tucked into bed late at night and feeling too cold or too hot, I don’t need to slip out of bed and run downstairs. It’s the best.
Not only that, but it can be set to self-adjust for night time temperatures, based on your workout schedule, whether you’re home, etc. This adds up to energy savings, too, which my wallet definitely needs.
All in all, this little makeover is looking pretty smart and totally colorful, don’t you think?
And don’t forget to join me back here on Wednesday when I’ll be sharing the rest of my fall-infused space.
This post was created as part of my collaboration with Honeywell. As always, all of the opinions, thoughts, and ideas in this post are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that help to make this blog possible.