File this under: Something you could do right now that would instantly update your shelves.
I was reloading the shelves in the reading room after Halloween–truthfully, Thanksgiving day–and it was all looking so busy. I didn’t have the energy or time to really redecorate the shelves that day, but I did something simple that changed everything. I removed the dust jackets on all of our books!
Here’s a quick sampling of the impact:
Ahhhh, so much better. Each book now has one solid color instead of a myriad of colors. It just looks so much cleaner and streamlined. I’ve heard of people framing their jackets, or even wallpapering with them. I put mine in a box for now, but will probably end up just recycling them after a year or so.
Do you have the jackets on your books still? I thought, why in the world do I still have these on?! They annoy me almost every time I am reading. And now our books look as good as they read.
Psst. I have been busy painting the stairwell and hope to have an update on that for you tomorrow or Friday!