Until a month ago, this is what our shelves looked like. To simplify, I took out all of the small stuff. Also, to make the colors appear more monochromatic, I removed the dust jackets from some of the books.
Here is how one side looks now.
Glass and silver were brought in from other rooms and also simplify the overall feel of the shelves.
Every room needs a touch of green, so I added the small moss covered balls in glass and the large ball to the silver bowl.
The other set of shelves looked like this and again, were too busy to me.
After removing the small things here is what it looks like.
Simplifying the colors and accessories made all the difference.
Thanks for the comments yesterday about the bed skirt. It sounds like Velcro might be the way to go. Stay tuned.