Easy DIY Bookshelf Organization

DIY Bookshelf Organization There’s always something about January that makes me want to organize. Perhaps it’s all the optimistic resolutions motivation floating around, or the fact that it tends to be a slower/snowier month. Either way, I’m not mad about it!

I decided to tackle my bookshelf first because things were getting a bit out of hand. You know it’s bad when you have to clean to take a before photo. Do you ever just have that space in your home where things sort of just pile up without you realizing it? That was my bookshelf. There was no system so I was just leaving items where I could find room; however, with a few simple changes, it’s now finally a functional and organized space! Here’s what I did:

DIY Bookshelf Organization

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Decorating for the Holidays

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Rachel of @thecraftedlife's home for the holidaysIt’s that time of year again y’all! As you know, Christmas is one of my all time favorite things about life. The music, the food, the movies, being close to family, and of course the decorations; I’ll take it all, please and thank you.

This year I’ve teamed up with Lowe’s to give my apartment a holiday makeover and to share some tips for how you can stretch your decor into the new year. Something a little fun and different about this post is that product sources are tagged a few of the photos so that you can shop the items directly without having to search around for links (just hover over to see).

Now, to the decor!

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Trend Crush: Velvet Sofas

Trend Crush: Velvet Sofas[Source]

If you’ve been shopping in any stores lately, you’ve probably noticed at least one item that was velvet. It’s really hard to escape this season. The fabric has come a long way it seems in recent years and is no longer that stuffy, cringe-worthy crushed velvet you may be thinking of right now. It’s actually nice enough, especially if it’s a blend, that you can cover yourself in head to toe and still feel totally comfortable. Perhaps that’s a tad too much, but you can at least have a velvet sofa without dating your home!

Here are just a few that I’m totally crushing on, including the one I own:

Trend Crush: Velvet Sofas[Source]

Rachel of The Crafted Life gives her living room a much needed colorful makeover![Source]

Trend Crush: Velvet Sofas[Source]

Trend Crush: Velvet Sofas[Source]

Trend Crush: Velvet Sofas[Source]

Trend Crush: Dark Interior Paint Colors

Trend Crush: Dark Interior Paint Colors[Source]

So y’all know me. I love all things bright and colorful. But I have to confess that I am totally obsessed with all these dark interior paint colors I am seeing pop up. I don’t think I would be bold enough to use them in my own home, it wouldn’t probably feel too heavy for my space, but boy are they pretty. They also remind me of Italian Renaissance paintings in a way.

What do you think? Are you into the trend? Would you use it in your own home?

Trend Crush: Dark Interior Paint Colors[Source]

Trend Crush: Dark Interior Paint Colors[Source]

Trend Crush: Dark Interior Paint Colors[Source]

Trend Crush: Dark Interior Paint Colors[Source]

Trend Crush: Dark Interior Paint Colors[Source]