Decorating with books

Books have always been an important part of somebody’s life due to their timeless purpose. From old times people were contemplating them, treasuring  and paying respect. Nowadays their meaning didn’t fade at all – we all love reading a good book, getting inspired by it and last, but definitely not least decorating with it. Those times when books were meant to help us develop culturally are gone, they now have a way wider meaning and can be of much more use! Here are a few examples of decorating with books:

1. as side table

2. put a stack of books on a chair or a table

3. or on a vintage bar cart

4. make some shelves out of books

5. plant flowers. that’s right! use books as flowers pots!

6. and if you want to keep books neatly organized in your library – do it in a colorful way!

However you decide to decorate with books, be sure to make them complete your home’s look and give it warmth and style!

*image sources 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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14 Responses to “Decorating with books”

  1. Scarlet Starfish (@TinboxTools)
    18. Nov, 2010 at 12:40 pm #

    I really like the idea of the planting book and the shelf idea looks divine!

    Another interesting read!! :)


  2. Stacey
    18. Nov, 2010 at 1:07 pm #

    I can’t get enough of books in a space. Love these! XX

  3. Will
    18. Nov, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    Love the idea of putting a pile of books on a chair with ribbon around them!

  4. ivy style33
    18. Nov, 2010 at 1:35 pm #

    I adore the shelves and the vintage books tied in a ribbon ~ what a beautiful photograph! A beautiful and inspiring post. I also love decorating with books and occasionally magazines.

    Have a great day :)

  5. quintessence
    18. Nov, 2010 at 1:54 pm #

    Ah – my favorite subject!! Can’t ever have too many books – although soon I’m going to need bookshelves in the laundry and bathrooms!

  6. Chedva @ belly's button
    18. Nov, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    You know I love books! I loved the picture with the books in a bar cart with fresh flowers and a cozy wingback armchair= perfect reading nook!
    Planting in a book, however, seems to me like sacrilege… but that’s because I’m a book dork:)

  7. Ludmila
    18. Nov, 2010 at 2:09 pm #

    Ha quintessence, putting books in laundry and bathrooms is VERY chic!

    Chedva, book dork :D

    Glad you all liked the post! xo

  8. Brandi
    18. Nov, 2010 at 3:16 pm #

    Honestly, I think you can never go wrong decorating with books. I haven’t seen them used as planters before — that’s really cute. I can’t wait for the day where I have a library and books all around my home.

  9. Vanja Milicevic
    18. Nov, 2010 at 5:06 pm #

    hey dear, those are really great ideas!!! thank you for sharing!!! i like so many ways!!!

  10. Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy
    18. Nov, 2010 at 5:06 pm #

    Can I please have enough colourful books like that last picture! It’s stunning!

  11. jenna
    18. Nov, 2010 at 6:20 pm #

    i can’t get enough of books….love them in the home! I just found a really great book with dog photographs I think it was called ROVER. Adorable! I must get it.

  12. Sarah Klassen
    18. Nov, 2010 at 8:32 pm #

    Great ideas! I cannot get enough of books — especially vintage and antique books with incredible typography and covers. There’s something so beautiful about them… I would love to make a table like one of the ones that you have shown here — lovely! Great inspiration, as always :)

    Hope that you are having a great week,

  13. and flowers pick themselves
    18. Nov, 2010 at 10:23 pm #

    so many inspiring ideas. thanks!

    xo Alison

  14. Eleni
    23. Nov, 2010 at 3:07 pm #

    I love old, antique books as decoration, especially when they serve a functional purpose like in the first two photos!

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