Do you love decorating with books as much as I do?
What do you do with inspiring and lovely coffee table books? Do you keep them out or put them neatly on a shelf? Or not have them at all?
I do love decluttering and organizing things in my house. However books are a love of mine, and one of the hardest things for me to part with. I also feel they don’t look cluttered when creatively used in our home decorating.
- Books inspire us.
- Books provide comfort.
- Books offer a cozy and relaxing feel to any room.
- Books make a great decorating accent to any space.
Some of these books I just can’t put on a shelf. Yes, I have bookshelves, but if I have pretty books and ones that I love to pick up and thumb through I want them as part of my everyday living space. Books are like old friends, and they just don’t lose their appeal for me.
What about you?
I know we are in the age of ebooks and digital downloads. We love our Kindles and Nooks to read our latest novel. Call me old fashioned, but there is something about looking through the pages of a book. The smell, the feel of the glossy pages, and the beautiful pictures. Not to mention a jolt of inspiration now and again.
I love the way this casual stack of books sits atop my vintage wood stool.
I love the way this casual stack of books sits atop my vintage wood stool, and the way books can become props as part of a decorating statement.
I love the way decorating with books can be a color accent and interesting element in any room.
I also enjoy my stack of decorating magazines! I love my latest Pottery Barn catalog and Flea Market Style. I do purge out my magazines now and again, but I enjoy a fresh stack of magazines to fill up my vintage wire basket. And the fun thing with magazines is they always add the latest seasonal color scheme to your room!
So if you ever wonder where I am when I am not blogging, and all my housework is done, and the kids are in bed, and the dishes are done…Wait a minute that doesn’t even sound realistic! Well when I get tired and need a break, you just might find me here curled up on my favorite love seat with my “comfort reads”.
Maybe you want to pull out some books, pile them up, and start decorating with books. They never lose their value and they make good company!