When it comes to adding the finishing touches to your home in the form of accessories, sometimes the best decor are things you already have lying around or being used in a different capacity. Books are a great example of this. Books with beautiful covers can be used as decor on a coffee table, bedside table, vignette, and in many other places.
What’s great about book styling is how versatile it is. No matter what size, shape or color you need, you can find them. You can stack them to make them whatever height you need, lay them upright or on their sides, vary the arrangement, mix up the colors — whatever you need to do. They are wonderfully customizable, not to mention fashionable.
Here are 10 fabulous book styling ideas to show you some of the many ways they can be used and inspire you for your home:
Book Styling Ideas
Two black and white books create the perfect base for a simple, chic vignette.
Source: My Domaine
The stack of books help to create height on one side to match the other while also bringing in another soft touch of pink.
Larger books are perfect for coffee table decor and can be topped off with flowers and other small decorative pieces.
Souce: Emily Henderson
Here’s another creative arrangement for coffee table styling, this time in a loose grid format.
Source: Architectural Digest
If you have space on a shelf underneath a coffee table, beautiful books can help fill it and provide some visual interest.
Source: Cuckoo 4 Design
These two acrylic tables double as stools apart and a coffee table when together, so different books help balance them out while not requiring the decor to be exactly the same.
Source: OMG Lifestyle
The gold in the top book mimics the gold on the coffee table to pull it all together.
Source: Style Me Pretty
For a colorful look, mix up the book covers. Have some black and white ones to break it up so the colors pop even more.
Source: The Pink Dream
A mix of light pink with black and white is wonderfully feminine and charming.
Source: Blondie in the City
Get creative with how you stack your books, like this L shape on the lower shelf that leaves room for a purse or piece of decor and creates even more visual interest.
Source: The Every Girl
Is there any spot in your home that could get a chic makeover with some books?