Accessories, Interior Design
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One of your home’s best accessories might be right under your nose

Is your home running low on personality?  Feeling nice, but not quite finished?  A little blah?

One of the best and easiest ways to add character, personality and a little color to almost any space is with books.

Yes books!

You probably already have some hanging around or collecting dust in your attic.

Of course, books are the foundation of a well styled bookcase.

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But they can be so much more.

 

Use them to elevate a small piece of art.

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Or a lamp.

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Or a knick-knack.

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Or something green.

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Try them in your kitchen.

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In your entry way.

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On your coffee table.

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On your mantle.

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Or as a sweet centerpiece.

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They can even stand in for a side table.

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Don’t have many books?  Not to worry.   They can be picked up for next to nothing at thrift stores, library sales and yard sales.

 

And did you know that there’s a website, Books by the Foot, that sells them by age, color, or subject?   Just in case you’re planning something fabulous like this:

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Or this:

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So think of books as not only for reading, but also as your new best friend in accessorizing.

Go ahead, pull them out, dust them off and put them to work making your home more beautiful and inviting.

Cheap+Accessible+Instant Character = Why Wouldn’t you?

 

If you need help staging your home to sell or styling your home into a place you love, contact us or visit our website at http://www.stagedforstyle.com

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Ashley and her partner Sheli Fierstine are co-owners of Staged for Style. A Northern Virginia based home staging and interior design business. When they are not staging or decorating they are busy with kids, husbands, dogs, Guinea Pigs and the like. They both believe passionately that your home should be the place you most love to be and that a well loved home is attainable for anyone.

2 Comments

  1. Diane says

    I particularly love this edition of your blog, Ashley! Such wonderful ideas for books! I will try some in my foyer on the dresser. Keep the great ideas coming!

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