Like many of you, I have a lot of different kinds of things that I enjoy collecting. But they all have to live in harmony in a smallish house.
Space is always an issue, but why have collections that are put away in cupboards and rarely on display?
My favorite things get a turn at hanging out in all the different rooms of the house. My ironstone pitchers, for instance, are not just for the kitchen, the dining room, or flowers.
The vintage linens are the easiest to store, but the collection that I enjoy using the most. So here they help me camouflage some of the books that also overflow into every nook and cranny around the place.
Turning the spines of books to the wall is not only popular at the moment, but it's useful for unifying color in a space. A lot of color is just not going to work for me with the neutral tones of this room. And throwing out my books isn't going to work for me either! But simply turning the books still left a busier look than I wanted. This vintage lace curtain took me where I wanted to go. I probably wouldn't try this in my living room, but it helps soften this quieter bedroom space.
We have too many books to try to hide them all. But of course we wouldn't want to do that anyway. Without a whole room as a designated library, it's a constant challenge. But that's sure not going to stop me from ordering a couple of new decorating books!
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