It’s not as hard as you think. Here are some quick and easy tips on using books as décor, to help you transform your home…
1. Use colour to tell a story
We’re all used to seeing paint and patterned or textured wallpapers on an accent wall, but books can also be used to make part of a room pop with colour. Bright shades and vibrant-hued covers stand out against white, taupe or magnolia walls, or if the space itself is brightly coloured? A soothing palette of neutral books creates stunning contrast.
2. Try a clearly stylish centrepiece…
Got a glass-topped coffee table? Make the most of the clear surface by storing your books underneath. It’ll maximise available space, create a visually striking centrepiece and draw attention to your prized collection. Or if you have a kitchen island, incorporate shelving as well as cupboard space and display books here for a contemporary twist on classic design.
3. …And create a conversation starter too!
Love to travel? Or can’t get enough of fashion? Or are you a lover of good food? Whatever your passion, by putting together a small collection of books on subjects that are close to your heart, you can easily add the essence of your personality to a room. By making these books a focal point – under your coffee table for example – you’re creating a fabulous icebreaker for guests. Plus, they look great – and are completely unique to you!
4. Tips for the green-fingered
If it’s gardening that gets you going, why not pair your love of the outdoors with books around the home? Complement a conservatory, balcony or windowsill with fresh cut flowers or small green succulents (the low-maintenance option!) for a modern, fresh feel. Choose green covers, botanical prints or books on artists like Van Gogh or Georgia O’Keefe to achieve different styles around each area of the home.
5. Looking for a little luxury? Choose leather!
Nothing sings luxury quite like leather-bound antique books. With glittering gold-spines and thick cloth bindings, you can easily add an air of old world elegance and sophistication to any room – whether you’re creating a full-walled library-style look, or simply scattering a few titles here and there.
Need some more advice? Our team are well versed in helping homeowners enhance, style and customise spaces around the house – you can see our decorative talents in action here. We sell Décor Books by colour, material, size and style, so you can transform your home in a simple, yet stunning fashion. Want to get started? Just get in touch!