This is embarrassing to admit, but our great rooms shelves have been finished for two years, and I just added the final accessories recently. The row of shelves at the top have been bare because I just didn’t know what to do with them. I have to bring in a ladder to reach them, and so I didn’t want to add books or knick-knacks that would require me to climb on the ladder all too often for a good dusting. So, after some thought, I finally decided that the best addition to the great room shelves would be baskets. And I guess I am on trend. If you saw the article about the fall trends for 2017, then you know what I am talking about.
The baskets provide a uniform look that carries the eye across the width of the room. They will get dusty, but I can take care of that during my deep spring and fall cleaning. If I want to store anything in them, I can, but they will probably remain empty.
This is what the shelves looked like until now. I already owned most of the baskets, and they were being used to hold off season items in our foyer closet. I emptied them out and asked Jordan to pick up three more at her local Ikea. They look as if they were made especially for those shelves, don’t you think?
After I finally decided what to do, it was an easy fix. I have some cute tags that I purchased on one of my trips to Europe, and I might add them eventually, but for now they are just fine.