Whether you are an active reader, own a large library in your home or you have a few books lying around. Using books as part of your décor is an excellent way to create a warm, chic look with simple items you already own. The key is getting creative and using books with different shades that will already add to your current décor. Here are a few tips on how to properly decorate your home using books.
Coffee Table Décor
There is nothing quite like adding books to your coffee table. It not only adds color, but it adds visual appeal. The key is adding books with a purpose. For example, add colorful books to add color or add a stack of books to give your coffee table some height.
Pages as Wallpaper
If you are looking to make a statement this is an excellent way to do so. Instead of adding a new wallpaper to your home add pages of your favorite book. You will be able to create a completely customize looking doing so.
Floor to Ceiling Bookshelves
The best and easiest way to display your book collection is having them displayed on a bookshelf. However, if you want to take it a step further create a floor to ceiling bookshelf. This is a grand way and will cover up any areas that seem empty or plain in your home.
Color-coordinating your books is perfect for adding color to your home. Not only will your looks appear organized and put together, but they will be easier to find in your collection of books. You want to lay them out in bold and bright combinations. The brighter the books the better they will appear in your collection.
Fill the Fireplace
Whether you want to add a cozy touch to a fireplace that is no longer in use or you want to add more books to your décor, this is the way to do both. An unused fireplace is an excellent area to add a book tower or a few selected books.
Use bright and bold books and add them to your hallway table. You can add books to accentuate the décor you already have going on. Think of them as added pillars to the message you want to convey. Add a few to the table or even underneath the table.
Fashion books are great in the closet space. Not only do they bring inspiration, but they also serve as décor. Place them on shelves or even in a closet island for a chic look that brings fashion to the next level.
Most book covers are artwork on their very own, so why not display them? The key is using book covers with the same color scheme. Doing so will bring a unison appeal to the décor while still being visually appealing as it is part of your décor.
Beyond the Living Room
Take your books beyond the living room and find creative places to add them in, such as your office, kitchen and even your bedroom. Laying them around the house will give the home that intellectual feel throughout. Place them in different orders for a messier appeal that’s quite charming.
Instead of throwing them out think of unique and different ways to use them. Doing so will give you a creative touch while still using those beloved books that took you to another world for many years. This is a great way to create something that will be cherished forever.
Decorating with books is a fun play on words, décor, and even DIY ideas. Which of these will you be incorporating into your home? Please let us know in the comments below.