Book lovers everywhere know a book collection can easily get out of control - taking over a corner, tabletop surface even an entire wall. On National Book Lovers Day, take a moment to display your collection as home decor to reflect your literary tastes.
National Book Lovers Day, celebrated on August 9th is a day for all those who love to read so find your favorite reading place, a good book and schedule some time to do what you love and read the day away. You can even support an author...(hint, hint). You can grab a copy of our home staging book, Feel At Home: Home Staging Secrets for a Quick & Easy Sell
Yes, you read them; you love them; then you put them on a shelf and basically forget about them. Displaying books in a home can set a warm and comforting mood in a space, while showing off your intellectual lifestyle. A dusty library doesn't have to be an afterthought, make it a page turner with these seven ideas to decorate with your books.
Mix n' Match Ways
Style your shelves or built-ins with books of all sizes. If you have a massive collection stacking all your books vertical (like you'd see in a library) could get a bit boring and redundant. Try displaying books on the different axises- both vertical and horizontal to direct the eye, create interest and add personality.
Book Themed Accessories
Consider bringing a book's theme or collection you may have to life by adding accessories on the shelf that reflects the book's subject matter. An example of that is dressing up your travel section with maybe a statue of the Eiffel Tower, binoculars, a map photo or some other item you may have picked up while traveling. Or what if you love marine life, then use books on that subject on the shelf with shelves, ship wheel and sea creature. All you have to do is place similar themed books on one shelf and accessorize as needed.
Who says books all have to be corralled together in one area of the home? Place books throughout your home depending on the book's theme. What does the book talk about or teach? For instance, if it's a cookbook place that book in the kitchen to easily be able to access a quick recipe. Where do you feel most comfortable reading? If it's in bed, then have some of your favorite reads displayed on the nightstand. You can place books just about anywhere in a home including: a kid's rooms, family rooms even the garage -- just avoid having books or magazines displayed in a bathroom they become germ infested reads. Click here or on the image below to see the entire 7 ways to decorate with books.