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.
Let’s face it: affordable furniture is often dowdy and plain. But, if you have an eye for art, or an instinct for the creative, there’s an easy fix: paint! Painting that old white Ikea coffee table can add a striking statement piece to your living room. Go easy with chevron stripes. Or add more detailed flourishes and designs. Kids love and are stimulated by exciting shapes and colors. Create one-of-a-kind pieces in your own backyard.
Today I want to show you a wonderful piece of furniture, it’s a Minimalist Zeppelin Sofa by Aleksandr Mukomelov. It has a minimalist design, it looks light, and the colour is also beautiful. Hope you enjoy it! Continue reading