How to Style Your Bookcases with HomeGoods

One of my clients recently moved into a new home with tons of bookcases.  She and her husband had a very limited number of books, and little more than picture frames to style the bookcases.

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She wanted to get the living room pulled together before an upcoming baby shower at her home.  I knew she needed two things: books and accessories to style her bookcases. For the books, I scoured a couple of local estate sales. I kept my eye out for the right colors, sans book covers, that is.

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The best place to get accessories for bookcase styling on a budget is HomeGoods, of course. My mission was to find objects that looked expensive, but didn’t kick the pocketbook too hard. With HomeGoods, that’s no problem.

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I shopped HomeGoods for items that were the colors, metallics, and shapes I wanted to create the right look for my client’s living room bookcases.

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homegoods metallic accessories

 

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The combination of my client’s personal items, estate sale books, and HomeGoods accessories is what pulled this living room together – just in time for my client’s party.

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homegoods pillows

HomeGoods pillow, orange candle pillars, white ceramics 

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sofa and solid orange pillow from Merridian, patterned orange pillow from HomeGoods

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metallic votive holders from HomeGoods

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vases and tray from HomeGoods

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white ceramics from HomeGoods

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Now that’s a room that’s HAPPY.  HomeGoods Happy, that is!  Can’t wait to show you more of this room and the adjacent dining room, along with one of my favorite new paint colors – which you see in the back of the bookcases. Which is your favorite item I found from HomeGoods?

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Laura Zuckerman
5 years ago

Love it! I recognize some of those HG accessories from our inventory. :). Great job and great store.

Beth
Beth
5 years ago

Beautiful! I love that big picture, and the orange pillows.

Emily Glasheen
Emily Glasheen
5 years ago

isnt the photo with the tray from a different project?

kelly
5 years ago

Looks great Kristie! You can also find great accessories at Home Goods. I bought that same little red bird for me! Really cute.

Beth
Beth
5 years ago

I can’t even imagine not having enough books to fill up bookcases–in fact, I’m trying to figure out where to put all my books–could you do a post on that?

pam
pam
5 years ago

You did a great job – just love it and the colors are beautiful. Although I have a lot of electronic books now, I also have tons of really great hardback books and have always loved having a library or lots of bookcases filled with books in my home. My current cottage has no built in bookcases – so I am very envious of your client’s living room!!!

Christina Spada
Christina Spada
5 years ago

I would love to know what paint you used on the back of the bookcases! Also, he source of the rug!

Audrey
Audrey
5 years ago

Beautiful. Love the color and object placement repetition that keeps the eye movin. You are gifted. Thanks for sharing with us!

Yvonne @ StoneGable
5 years ago

Gorgeous!!! LOVE your style!

MK
MK
5 years ago

Beautiful as always! Our closest Home Goods is 90 minutes away but I LOVE IT. We recently had floor to ceiling built-in book shelves added to both sides of the Sitting Area of our Master Bedroom. I wasn’t able to squeeze in a trip to Home Goods, but I foung a lot of things similar to what you pictured above at Michael’s. I was able to hit 60% off on a few aisles at Michael’s and scored some great on-trend decorative items to mix in with the books on our new shelves. I love your style, Kristie!

mary
mary
5 years ago

Gorgeous! I checked Merridian’s website and the rug isn’t available…there were only two rugs online. Is it possible that they is a larger selection in store? I am really interested in this rug. 🙂

Paige Brasche
Paige Brasche
5 years ago

I LOVE this room and what you’ve done with the bookshelves. I especially like the orange printed pillows, because I have the same ones!

sheli
sheli
2 years ago

This is beautiful and I notice in several of your projects that you paint the back of the bookcase a different color. I’m a realtor staging a home for a client and want to create this look. My client’s bookcases have holes that run down the back. Should these be filled in before the paint or should I just leave them? Any suggestions on painting the back? Thanks so much 🙂

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