- L & J Design and Renovation
Using Books as Decor...
Who new a simple item like a book could have so many uses? Besides the obvious reason… for reading of course, a book can provide a great decor option as well.
Stacking books on top of one another is a great way to provide height. It looks visually appealing, provides interest and allows you to have something great for your guests to read. Although if you guests start reading a book during a dinner party you may need to re-read Magnolia Table and provide a more exciting dinner (haha!).
Books can also provide a way to add a pop of colour to a space. Choosing a nice coloured book to place on a night table let's say, can allow for a simple, easy way to add a pop of colour.
Adding books to a cushioned space such as a fabric ottoman can provide a stable surface to add decor onto.
Books standing up in shelves, such as built in’s beside a fireplace or shelves in a kitchen can offer a visually appealing decor option.
Design tip: if you don’t like the spine of the book simply reverse it, this still achieves the desired look whether it be to achieve height, colour, stability or visual appeal.
Bonus: its basically like recycling too and if you don’t like a book at least it can make a nice decor piece, just buy pretty books!
L & J