So this weekend, I made some quick changes intended to bring warmth and more of a cozy feel to the family room. First up, was a re-styling of the built-in bookcases on either side of the TV. Styling shelves is something I struggle with. I want to create layered, collected-looking shelves but I also abhor clutter, so trying to walk the line between the two usually results in shelves with which I'm never completely happy.
In case you haven't checked out our family room, here is a look at how they were styled before. Not bad, but perhaps a little sparse. Definitely not warm and cozy.