design inspiration : bookcases + rugs


are you looking to make any updates to your space?  i’m not one to do a major overhaul all at once but what i do like to do is make little updates here and there.  and the best is when you find something, one thing, that totally changes the look and feel of a room.

one piece that i love having in my home (in several rooms, actually) is bookcases.  i love bookcases filled with books (of course) and i love them styled with simple and interesting objects.  the great thing about bookcases is that the possibilities are endless.  you can change the look as many times as you like.  i’m loving the look of these stylish bookcases from Argos.

you can easily change your look by styling them with objects (accessories), books or a combination of both.  i even love them in the kitchen collecting bowls, dishes and ceramics.  functional and gorgeous.


another great update to make is adding a rug.  rugs are one of those items that can totally transform a room, in an instant.

add a rug and you add warmth, color, pattern and texture.  really, you can design an entire room around a great rug.  some of my favorite looks when using rugs are to layer them, pick a fun or bold pattern or go for a fluffy textured style.

what is your favorite way to make a quick and impacting design change to a room?line

images : sfgirlbybay / style files / decor8 /ella and louise /decorista / new england home

this post is in partnership with Argos.



  • Nancie Nelson Bartly
    Commented on July 3rd, 2013 at 11:52am

    Clean it?
    Pick up all the messes?
    Seems like that is as far as I get these days…..

  • Trina
    Commented on July 9th, 2013 at 8:52am

    i feel ya. every time i pick up….4 little ones are right behind me pulling things out. xo . t

  • Letitia - The Fashion Editor
    Commented on July 6th, 2013 at 12:43pm

    How funny, I am literally in the midst of decorating my new space and my first priority is a rug and a bookcase. I’m a book worm, and I also believe rugs warm up/cozy up a space instantly. I’m going with a winter white shag rug and Ikea shelf!

  • Trina
    Commented on July 9th, 2013 at 8:54am

    sounds beautiful! xo . t

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