I’ve been downsizing on and off this entire summer. I’ve gone through almost everything that was once stored in my jammed packed mini storage closet. During this process I’ve had new ideas on how to revamp areas in my home. The area that I’m sharing today is our most recently renewed library.
I had been keeping this wall empty for my portable ballet barre, yet realized that it would be more esthetically pleasing to use the space for our book shelf and store the barre in my closet. We once had two bookshelves, a large one for my husband’s books and a small one for mine which I stored in a 9 Cube Organizer that I purchased from Target. I decided to get another organizer to match the one I already had after my husband downsized his books. Going 100% digital with books no matter how minimalist it may be has never been my intention, yet I will keep a limit on how many books that I own at one time.
The two 9 Cube Organizers were once stacked on top of each other for over a year until I decided to place them side by side for more balance in the apartment. Using a full length mirror horizontally and two glass jars for vases filled with flowers, the look is complete costing me no more than the cost for flowers. One last detail for extra visual interest was stacking the books vertically in every other cubical. Slowly but surely our new decor is coming together.
Although I once believed that stacking the organizers and having them next to the desk created more space because of the empty wall that I gained, I’ve learned that it is better to use space more evenly and get rid of more items overall.
Do you value books or does going 100% digital fit your lifestyle better?
(Image by Dawn Michelle)