I mean, I love books literally but also figuratively.
I use them a lot in decorating our home.
In design though, to quote NATE BERKUS, " Books are one of the best accessories for your home". Take a look at these clever uses of books in these homes...
|As an actual side table...|
|As a decorative object...|
|Something to put IN your fireplace... just don't light 'em up :-)|
|All covered and nice as part of a big shelf vignette...|
|Displaying it IN your china cabinet in the Dining/reading room....|
A lot of people have also used books or rather, it's parts, in some other clever ways...
|The pages as wallpaper! Brilliant!|
|Or books as an inspiration for a wallpaper!|
|Using old covers as a headboard!|
|Stacking 'em up high like big gian totem poles! Just watch out, make sure they don't topple on your noggin'!|
|Displaying them like works of art - very good for those awesome Designer coffeetable books|
|Love those binding!|
I have read some of them but not yet all of them, I feel like they'll be easier to read because they are aesthetically pleasing to look at too (crazy?! Yeah, I agree)!
I also collect Fashion Designer books - aside from the fact that they look good, they are also grogeous inside. Here are some of the titles I currently have...
|Fashion Book Collection|
I still have a long way to go as far as completing my collections, but in the meantime, they are put to good use around my home as decorative objects.
|Isn't Elly cute standing atop Dior?! :-)|
|Part of our Media Center|
|Gotta love Hermes! And the pictures of the scarves inside are good enough to frame too!|
Hope this gives you some idea how to incorporate books into your own decor!!!! So bring those books out of the shelf and start displaying and using them all around the house. :-)