Once you’ve finished that novel and left a review on Goodreads, don’t just toss it onto a shelf and forget about it. Books are a simple and unique way to color, dimension, and style to your space.
If you’re an avid reader, make your books the room's focal point with a wall-to-wall bookshelf. Sort your books by color to add a modern, fun look to your living space.
Arrange your books into a rainbow pattern or coordinate each shelf to have a different colorway. Whether you have hundreds of books or a few dozen, sorting by color will turn your run-of-the-mill library into a kaleidoscopic collection.
If your home leans towards a more minimalist and muted decor, shelving your books with the pages facing out will work well with your design aesthetic. The monochromatic pages play well with a more neutral color scheme while adding texture in a low-key style. If you want to make a statement without using words, cover your books for a crisp, uniform look. Place a book on a display stand to highlight the cover or open the book to pages that contain images you love or words that are meaningful to you—a touch perfect for a boho design. Displaying them spine-out adds a homey touch to your space and makes your go-to recipes easy to grab. For a delicious touch of design, display your fave with the cover out or on a bookstand.