Reader Question: How Can I Display Our Books at Home?

Real Living consulting style editor and design consultant Issa Villar reveals her favorite way of showcasing reading materials

Photography: At Maculangan

Q: My husband and I will move into our starter home, a modest two-bedroom unit, in a few months. We’re both fond of books, and our combined inventory could fill up a small room. How do we make our book collection decorative—like it’s part of the home style—and not just look like clutter? —Mrs. B, Antipolo City

A: Instead of hiding them, why not showcase them? I say build a wall of floor-to-ceiling bookcases for your very own library. If your space is small, one wall will do. Click here for 10 tips for organizing your book collection.

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