Spring arrived a little late in the south this year, but it's finally here! I love giving our house a refresh once the seasons change. I started with the mantel but didn't stop there. Bookcases are the perfect place for a seasonal change. So this weekend I gave our a lighter brighter feel. Here are my tips for an easy bookcase refresh for spring.
I love the color variation and brightness of book bindings but for spring I flip my books around to reveal the creamy pages. Doing this lightens everything up a bit and gives the collection a monochromatic feel which I love for spring and summer.
I also switch out decorative items for lighter colored ones. Out with anything black or dark and in with small white vases and objects.
Ferns are abundant in North Carolina (that's why our logo is a drawing of a fern leaf) and we are lucky enough to have them growing naturally all around our yard. I love how delicate the leaves are and so I gather a few of the smaller, brighter green ones to display in a simple white vase. I also love a long branch from a tree that features delicate, bright green leaves. I like to display these in clear glass vases all over the house. The pop of bright green evokes spring and makes everything feel a little bit more cheery and alive.
Displaying anything that is from nature immediately changes the feel of a bookcase from winter to spring. I picked up this piece of wood from our yard. I peeled back some of the dark bark to reveal the light wood inside. The colors tie in beautifully with the books and the rough texture adds much needed interest. For even more texture I layered in a beautiful piece of real coral. The white, intricate patterns are perfect against the rough wood and they bring back memories of warm days at the beach.
And there you have it! I love how just a few simple steps can completely change the feel of a bookcase and the entire room. Happy Spring!