Few things are better on a cold winter’s day than snuggling up with a cup of herbal tea and a great book. Personally, when I get a moment to relax, I love to sit and flick through my design books which bring to mind so many memories. I also think that beautiful books are stimulating objects to style a room with. Here, are some of my best book styling tips.
Try colour coding
I’m a sucker for it. This is how my books are organised at home. It’s like the visual person’s version of alphabetical order.
Mix things up
It looks more interesting when books are layered with sculptures, framed photos, flowers, candles or even glazed ceramic bowls.
I like to lay books horizontally and stack them up at varying heights. This also stops books from sloping and looking messy.
Face them forward
We all know that old saying about not judging a book by its cover. However, some books, especially design and photography ones, have incredibly beautiful front covers that get hidden when you place them on a bookshelf conventionally. Instead, try standing the books up facing forward. Think of it like arranging literary works of art.
Keep them close
Books are meant to be read. So place your books where you can appreciate them easily. A coffee table is a great spot to stack beautiful books for everyday inspiration.
Want more inspiration? Check out these rooms full of beautifully styled books, along with my some of my fave bookcases.
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