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
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
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
We’re totally floored by these stacks.
7. Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize
Make your shelves shine with some well-placed accessories.
6. One word: minimalism
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
Purists will cringe, but books are works of art in themselves so why not transform them into one?
4. Go green
Up the ante with some plants and create a green space as verdant as your stories.
3. Let it float
Create an ethereal effect with these floating shelves. Tutorial here.
2. Wake up and smell the coffee (table books)
They’re called coffee table books for a reason. Deck out your coffee table with your favorite novels.
1. Build a wall
No, not that wall. If you’ve got enough reads, create a stunning visual by filling up an entire wall space.