Monday, May 16, 2011

“Free” Pop Of Color

Ever want to add a pop of color to a room either free, or for a few bucks?

Me to. I decided to hunt through all the books in my home that had the color scheme I wanted to make it work. I am not a fan of book jackets, so I removed them and used the books at their best throughout the space. I recommend throwing your book jackets away, or put them in a storage area for a later date unless the jackets design is beautiful.




When I go grocery shopping, I always look for flowers that are bursting with color. I usually purchase white flowers for fall/winter. Don’t let not having a vase stop you from buying flowers. When I was younger, I fell victim to that. Look in your cabinet, and use a glass. I have several vases now, but I like this look better to be honest.  Those are the types of touches that give your space that eclectic vibe, which should look effortless & organic.

The books are green, blue, and one mauve/purplish/gray colored. They all flow, and work great together. Not to mention they are great books. Some people don’t believe in purchasing books if you don’t read them. Not me. Sorry. I say, go to your local Half Price Books, or where ever bargain books are sold, and look for COLORED BOOKS.



And don’t forget about these Penguin Classic beauties that are still being sold. One look is glam with the gold/silver, while the other is more colorful, eclectic & traditional.



**The Penguin Classics are found here, and here**

Thanks for READING!

High Fives & Hugs,

Tamara Styles


Keianna Johnson (KeeKeeAllNatural) said...

This one is so simple that I am going to try it and send you pictures. Because of your blog, I am going to add a few touches to my living room. My living room is Chocolate Brown, Green & Tan. I need a plash of color such as Yellows, Reds or Oranges. Something that stands out. I am looking for the Classy vibe. Thanks for sharing.

Natalie Pol said...

wonderful and so very useful post!thank you!so inspirational!

Style & Poise said...

Very Cute...quick fix!


Sing said...

Nice easy way to pop color in a space.

Tяainwяeck Tяagedy said...

What a fantastic idea! I've got some old books cooped up in storage, but now I think I'm going to try this. :)

Tere said...

yes, i think this post is very useful! im happy to meet your blog, is amazing!
have a nice day!


High Heels & Good Meals! said...

I Love your blog! Great decorating tips!

SAJ said...

love! I'm a big fan of decorating with books. If only i actually did it :)

Joi said...

I love the new book compilation! And I totally agree, I LOVE color! : )

simplycyn said...

lovin the black and gold books. What is it with me and all things gold.

The Sister Sophisticate said...

Love this idea and all of your styling!