Give a fresh look to mantels, tables, shelves, bookcases and nooks in your home quickly and inexpensively. These places can be superbly staged using things you already have. Dig into the attic, basement, junk drawers or closets for unique and quirky pieces that can be recycled into an interesting display.


Bookshelves can be revamped and given a clean consistent look by keeping mostly white or black book spines on the shelves complemented with a colorful accent as a bookend. Think along the lines of a bright piece of coral or blue glass bottle.

Personal Collections

Themed collections are always pleasing to the eye and make a personal statement about what’s important to you. Try contrasting textures and colors such as ceramic or glass paired with rough sea pieces like shells or interesting fossils. Use a mixture of tall with short, smooth and rough, flat and multi-dimensional.