(Love you mom.)
I grouped some of the books together but when I spread them out on my shelves I wasn't loving the colors. I tried to select covers with blues/greens in them (the look I'm going for), but the soft faded colors just made things look drab.
So I turned them around. And I love the look! The tan, worn pages add the exact character and cohesiveness I was looking for.
So I placed a few here...
and I placed a few there...
Moral of this story is to:
A) Try turning books around to style bookshelves (it keeps things simple and cohesive and less cluttered).
B) Shop your mom's house for decor. You never know what treasures are lurking in her closets.
C) Decorate with things that mean something to you. Now I feel like I have a piece of my mom in my family room with me all the time.
D) All of the above.