Now the bookshelf is next to my bed where I actually like it much better. I bought these great boxes from Ikea on clearance and they help hide all sorts of knick-knacks and loose objects. Someday I will get around to styling the shelves, but right now it is pretty low on my priority list. (Scrapbooks for days).
And then, of course is my favorite Lowe's lamp and my mint earring dish (a find in the Michael's dollar section) on my nightstand.
Here is my little epiphany: I actually LIKE living with less stuff. I did a serious apartment purge when I moved and I am still constantly looking to see what else I can get rid of. It is so nice to have less stuff just hanging around (especially when the space is smaller) and I really have everything I need. So instead of filling up my chateau with trinkets, I am going to work on updating my wardrobe! -- I went shopping last weekend and actually bought a couple things and I didn't cry in the process. Baby steps, people. Baby steps.
If you're ever in the Riverside area and want to stop by for a visit, let me know!