I once had two bookcases in my room but I sold them this weekend and put up a gallery wall instead. The bookcases were good in theory but I ended up just dumping junk in them. Things like batteries, lightbulbs, a pack of gum (Mike). Random stuff that every month or so I would sort and throw out but just add to again. It basically didn't look the way I wanted it to most of the time. I also needed a change. Originally I thought I would do floating shelves again but that wouldn't have eliminated my issue of random collection. I had a bunch or art work, framed photos and mirrors that were just lying around and I decided to use what I had and get a little creative instead of spending money. I started the process on my bedroom floor and began from the middle and worked outwards. I just kept standing up on my bed and looking down on my progress. It really didn't take me very long...what took a while was what Mike had to do, the actual hanging process. Especially since his little helper isn't always the best listener. Regardless I'm super happy with it and I love waking up to something that is so personal. Sometimes you really do need to change things up.
As for what I still need to do well, I think I'm going to add a basket to cover one of my outlets. The one a currently have is little too low so I may have to switch a few baskets that I already have around. I also really want to add either two small frames in the middle where there is a gap or one mid size one with a black and white print. I have my eye on either this or this. I just have to make up my mind but I'm leaning towards the black and white from minted.com