How To Style Bookshelves For A Coastal Farmhouse Look | See in this post how I decorated my bookshelves for the summer.
Looking for ideas on how to style bookshelves for a coastal farmhouse look? I know there’s not a whole lot of time left. Crazy huh? Has your summer flown by too? It’s kind of bittersweet to see summer end and fall begin to take over. There are several things I would love to hold on to from summer but, I’m also looking forward to crisp days and fall decor.
How I style my bookshelves
Decorating my bookshelves is something I have really been enjoying. It really makes an impact on our living room when changes occur. This summer our built-in bookshelves have been home to quite a few of my favorite things. The shelves can be adjusted or removed to accommodate different sized items in any given section. I’m going to highlight a few items on the shelves as I go along here.
I love the soft hues in the faux green hydrangeas that I have stuck in this little olive bucket that I picked up from Target’s dollar section.
This jar of shells is near and dear to my heart. Our family (as in my parents, sisters and their families) have always vacationed together. We vacation in the same place that my parent took us as children. The first year we moved to south central Virginia we were not able to make the trip. My sister purchased this beautiful jar and my nieces and nephews filled it with a little sand and all kinds of shells from the beach that week. We’re talking kids from two to thirteen. It was such a thoughtful thing for them to do, and it makes me smile every time I look at it.
I had a stash of sand stars that I took and put in a vintage Kraft cheese box. I love how vibrant the shells look against the old wood. The writing and design on the box top it off.
Here’s a close up again of all those textures and colors with the aged grain of the wood.
This fern stands out beautifully in front of the white tobacco basket. Can ferns hang out with fall and winter decor? I love this look and would like to keep it around a while longer!
Buoyant glass balls look lovely in this beautiful oval blue bowl. Isn’t that blue amazing?
Wooden beads nestled in front of this planter of faux grass adds a little warmth with the brown and tan hues.
The bookshelf on the opposite side holds our TV. You can see how I went about hiding it in this post. Above the TV, I have my favorite straw baskets for shelf storage. You can find the same ones at Amazon here. On the shelf above the baskets is a piece of driftwood I have had for years. I picked this up off of a little island we used to frequent with friends for cookouts. We were always out boating together and would stop at this island and grill. It became our “tailgate” island and was quite nice with a sandy beach where the kids could swim. We never came across another soul there. Maybe, because wild pigs were on that little island. For that reason, we dubbed it “Pig Island” and often saw pig tracks in the sand. Because of that, we never ventured too far inland.
One of my favorite things about my bookshelves is that the two sides don’t match. Therefore, it adds some unexpected interest to the room. I love having the capability of hiding the TV when we’re entertaining and not using the television.
How to style bookshelves for a coastal farmhouse look? This is how I did it this summer, and I’m hoping you will get some inspiration from it for your decorating.
I’m thinking this will probably be the last summer post I share for this season. I’m gearing up for fall and looking forward to sharing more on that with y’all.
What are your thoughts on summer coming to an end? Are you ready for fall? I would love for you to share what you’re thinking in the comments.
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