Dotting decorative books around your home creates the perfect balance between attractive aesthetics and practicality. I wouldn’t use your favorite reads to decorate your home, though. When you want to curl up on the sofa with a good book, what would happen to your decor?
Stacked book decor is a great way to keep your home looking stunning while keeping your well-loved books ready to be read whenever you like. Read on for where to find decorative books and, most importantly, how to style them.
Where To Find Decorative Books
The simplest place to find decorative books is to dig through your own collection. Do you have any old reads that you don’t touch anymore? Dig out those dusty tomes, clean them up, and match similar colors, styles, and sizes.
If you don’t have any yourself, you can always try heading for a thrift shop or browsing second-hand stores. People donate and give away books all the time. You might find some pre-loved finds that will look perfect in your home.
Books By The Foot is an organization that can also help out in this area. They rescue books from all over the country, processing tens of thousands daily. You can buy packages according to color, style, etc., – whatever you need to create the aesthetic of your dreams.
What Decorative Books Match Your Style
Depending on your style, there are a variety of different styles of decorative books that might pique your interest. If you’re a fan of rescuing secondhand books, you might like the old-fashioned style of older books. Very shabby-chic with their worn leather, musty pages, and traditional style.
For those who prefer a more modern take, white decorative books have also been growing in popularity. You can specifically seek out monochrome books to group together. This will look especially good styled with marble tabletops and other modern, clean aesthetics.
If you like having a splash of color in your life, why not go for more colorful additions in your home? You can choose books of the same color palette, or go all out and create a rainbow stack. Of course, this will depend on what colors you can find. But, sometimes the sourcing of all the different colors makes it all the more fun.
How To Style Decorative Books
Once you’ve got the color and style of your books sorted, it comes down to choosing the placement of them.
Many people choose to buy decorative books for coffee tables, fanning them out artfully as a central statement. This can also work on side tables and even extensive dining tables – so long as you leave room for the food! Place the books next to flowers and plants to soften up the area.
Something that works particularly well for rainbow collections and rustic books is stacked book decor. Pile them high or pile them low. This arrangement looks good whether you’ve got three books or ten. Use stacks of books to break up a traditional bookcase or to complete a mantelpiece.
You could get creative and use stacked books as plant stands or side tables. Be careful not to put anything too valuable or heavy on top of them, though! A teetering pile of books is no place for a treasured vase.
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