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How To Use Books As Part of Your Decor

Showcase your book collection with these easy ideas

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If you’re a voracious reader and you love collecting books, we're sure you've hoarded quite a huge volume of reads and your shelves are overflowing with titles. While displaying books on a shelf can look quite lovely, especially when you have your own library, sometimes it can be lackluster or a little bit off against a well-designed home. Thankfully, all you have to do is spice things up. Here are easy ways to display your impressive book collection while maintaining the look of your home:

Showcase monotone covers.

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If you like a well-organized, coordinated space, this is the perfect look for you. Cover all your books in matching, plain sleeves and display them as you would on your shelves. This is great for anyone who’s just obsessed with or going for that minimalist look. Although you won’t be able to see the titles easily, you can easily match it with your home’s color scheme.

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Be quirky and display it backwards.

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Don’t have the time to make matching sleeves? Well, you can always flip your books and display them with the pages side outward. Most, if not all, books are printed on similar kinds of paper so the colors of the pages match perfectly with one another. This look also gives a little aged character to your library or space.

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Go color-coded.

If you have a collection of books with colorful covers, why not organize them by color? Not only will you satisfy the neat freak in you, you also get a very artsy display out of it. Try creating a rainbow spectrum with your books or put together contrasting colors.

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Create a pretty gallery wall.

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Bookworms love all kinds of books but we also have our favorites. May it be books from a favorite author, a collection of special editions, or limited print hardbound books, display them on a gallery wall for everyone to see. Also, coffee table books or design books don’t always have to go on your coffee table. A gallery wall is also a great idea if you have books with eye-catching covers.

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