Collected items and books should be displayed proudly.
Photographer Melanie Acevedo captured the casual feel of this space perfectly. "I love this room because of how undone it is," says Toronto blogger Jen Selk. "There's something crowded and shabby about it, but there's beauty in that. It's real life. I believe in keeping things that you love — books, knickknacks, worn-out furniture. If you love something, you can make it look good simply through sheer will and a refusal to let it go."
For more of blogger Jen Selk's favourite rooms, see our photo gallery.