Book Bonanza! 7 Ways to use Books as Decor

This would take a lot of commitment, but it's so gorgeous it just might be worth it. Source: Vanesa Rey

As an avid reader, I love buying books–used and new alike. Their musty smell, the broken binding signifying wear and love,  the promise in opening the first page and beginning a journey. Sadly, in this age of the Kindle, electronic books are rendering the regular ones obsolete. Kindle is great for saving trees, but I love holding a book in my hand and manually turning the pages. As books increasingly become relics of the past, I often feel one of a dying breed when I peruse the stacks at my library or browse Barnes and Noble.

If you’re a book lover or collector like me, then you probably have tons of them lying around. And beyond reading, they are fantastic for decorating. Use bookshelves creatively to build a unique and vibrant space. Have them stacked on your coffee table as a conversation starter. Organize them by color and create an eye-pleasing palette.

Here are seven ways to use books and bookshelves as decor.

How dynamic is this fabulous bookshelf? Source: Goods Home Design

This bookshelf is so dynamic, a work of art in itself.  Source: Goods Home Design

Love how these shelves organically slope with the roof. Source: lostinwords

Love how these shelves seem to organically slope with the roof. Source: lostinwords

I adore the simple geometry here. And the boxes create space for even more storage. Source: Ninjacam

I adore the simple geometry here. And the boxes create space for even more storage. Source: Ninjacam

This would take a lot of commitment, but it's so gorgeous it just might be worth it. Source: Vanesa Rey

This would take a lot of commitment, but it’s so gorgeous it just might be worth it. Source: Vanesa Rey

Remodeling? Consider this. Source: A Little Shelf of Heaven

Remodeling? Consider this. Source: A Little Shelf of Heaven

Empty now, but I love the design of these shelves. Source: Vero Design

Empty now, but I love the design of these shelves. Source: Vero Design

Finally, for the Doctor Who fan. Source: interiordesignable

Finally, for the Doctor Who fan. Source: interiordesignable

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