Saturday, November 2, 2013

Upcycle Saturday: Stylin' with The Leslieville Flea....How to style up a bookshelf!

In this weeks Upcycle Saturday we will show you how to style a built in shelf or book case with Flea Market Finds!

If you love collecting as much as we do...and trust me that is quite a bit...then you no doubt have collections of "stuff" that you love but don't know how to display.

The great thing about putting these items on display in a bookcase or built in shelf is that they are a great reflection of your personality and add so much character to your home.  So bring out all those collectibles and put them on display!

There are a couple of designer tricks and rules when displaying objects that are varied in size, colour and type....and we are happy to share them with you!

Group like minded objects together to form a "collection"...these can be items that relate or are similar colours or materials.   Try putting them into shadow boxes to crreate a museum like or showcase style display.
If you are using frames or shadow boxes choose ones that are the same colour to add continuity to the display.  They can be different shapes, styles and sizes but the similar colour will tie it all together.

Group objects in odd numbers...3, 5, 7 etc.  This is the most pleasing arrangement to the eye.

Experiment and have fun...chances are if you love all of these objects they will look great in your home and become a wonderful conversation starter.

Look forward to seeing you at the next Leslieville Flea, November 17th at the Jimmy Simpson Recreation centre, 870 Queen street east.

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