I made the "smile." art for our entry way back in Virginia... I love walking by and seeing a quote (or just a simple word) that makes me think (or adjust my attitude!). Under the frames, I piled a few books together with their jackets removed to bring out some of the colors that will be in the adjacent room -- teal, white, green, gold, pink and black.
And, I also added a plant.... I love the freshness and life that greenery adds to a room (I'm still learning how to keep plants alive and this one really, really helps me... now I only wish I could remember the name of this plant to help you all).
That's our shelf... cute and simple.
Check back tomorrow.... I'll have a free printable for you that'll make you smile!