Books, Books, Books

May 07, 2015

Little Green Notebook

It’s been a longtime wish of mine to have my own library. My books are some of my most prized possessions, and every nook and cranny of my room seems to be filled with those extra volumes that just won’t fit in my bookcase. I’m sure those of you who are fellow bookworms can relate. The other day as I stepped over yet another stack of novels, I was reminded of how much I really want need that personal reading space. Of course, I then logged onto Pinterest to compile a plethora of ideas to organize . I came across several ideas that I can implement now, for the storage and display of my books. Have you encountered the same dilemma that I did? Perhaps some of the ideas I found will help spark inspiration for you, as they have for me!

Turn Your Books into Art

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Self Architecture

How nifty are these bookshelves created out of picture frames? What a beautiful way to store and display your favorite classics, simultaneously! I plan to create my own very soon. (Check out a tutorial here)

2. Use Your Books as Décor

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Domythic Bliss

Books can be quite pretty, especially vintage ones. I think they are beautiful pieces to use to decorate. In my opinion, displaying titles that are meaningful to you is a way to let your personality shine through your décor!

3. Utilize an Unexpected Space

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Storage in an empty fireplace? Brilliant! The good thing about books is that they can be easily stacked and stored in a variety of places. Look around your home, you just might find a surprising new place to store them.

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. -Anna Quindlen