Friday, 24 February 2012

Decorate with books

" A room without books is like a body without a soul." Cicero

If you love books, this post is going to be right up your alley.

Have look at this unique idea of bookshelves tucked behing a sofa. It makes such a powerful statement. Not to mention the fact that it utilizes unused space...brilliant!
 Love the un-curated, casual look of simply stacked books. Don't be fooled, there was careful thought put into this arrangement! Note the one shelf above the sofa, which is styled with angled books for a change to bring the eye down to moderate to super heigh ceilings.

Suzanne Kasler's built-in bookcase is a source of inspiration. She gathered all her books of similar colours together, organized them with discipline and voila...we have a stunning arrangement.
If you like a styled shelf, versus an un-styled one, take notes from this photo on how to mix personal objects with books.
For someone, who owns a great deal of collectibles and less books, this photo is a great study on how to curate a well-balanced vignette.
Books on a coffee tables make a personal statement in a living room. When books are out on a table, you and your guests will be flipping through them.
Note how books are grouped together by size and
 some of the piles are topped off with accessories to create varied heights.
You can achieve the same look on ottomans and trunks.
 A window ledge is another spot for more books.
Love the idea of using bookends to keep upright books straight. Choosing a fun bookend is a fun way to add your personal style to your home.
 Books in dining rooms create an inviting, friendly ambiance. You might find yourself sitting down for a few quiet moments to read with a glass of deliciousness instead of ignoring your dining table.

There is room for books in bedrooms too!
 A personalized nightstand is a comforting view to be welcomed by at the end of a long day. Your current read or favourite books combined with a lamp, family photos and meaningful pieces make a perfect bed table vignette.

"Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life." Mark Twain

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