How to Decorate With Books

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If you think books are just for reading, think again. Although we love a good page-turner, we can’t miss an opportunity to prettify our surroundings by creating a space to captivate the most discerning of bibliophiles and interior design freaks. Here’s how to make the most of your tomes:

 

10. Rainbow Reads

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Forget the Dewey Decimal System. Create a reading rainbow and arrange your novels by color for a visually striking effect.


9. Invest in a killer shelving system

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Give your beloved books a home that’s just as beautiful as their stories. We’re loving the industrial yet simple feel of this one.

 

8. For when you’ve run out of shelf space

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We’re totally floored by these stacks.

 

7. Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize

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Make your shelves shine with some well-placed accessories.
6. One word: minimalism 

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You don’t need a fully stocked library to make a big impact. A few well-placed reads makes for a classy, subtle effect.

 

5. Try your hand at some installation art

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Purists will cringe, but books are works of art in themselves so why not transform them into one?

 

4. Go green

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Up the ante with some plants and create a green space as verdant as your stories.

 

3. Let it float

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Create an ethereal effect with these floating shelves. Tutorial here.

 

2. Wake up and smell the coffee (table books)

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They’re called coffee table books for a reason. Deck out your coffee table with your favorite novels.

 

1. Build a wall

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No, not that wall. If you’ve got enough reads, create a stunning visual by filling up an entire wall space.