Instant Warmth: Decorating with Books

Thursday, September 29, 2011

What's better than books to bring personality and warmth into a room?  Here are some book-filled rooms that I love, some that I like, and some that I don't really like, but think are very creative and interesting nonetheless. You'll see what I mean :)

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My favorite:

In my opinion, the best designed shelves I have ever seen (by Emily Clark).  I tend to like the ones that are a mixture of books and other collected items:

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Luciane at said...

I'm big with decorating w/ books. You're right, the do add warmth to any room.

Great post, Stacy!

Have a lovely day, my friend!


Luciane at

The enchanted home said...

Stunning...LOVE decorating with books. I think there is no room that doesn't look amazing, warmer, cozier and more interesting with a grouping or bookcase of books. A beautiful and inexpensive way to change things up a bit, whether its with a stack of old vintage looking books or a collection of great new ones...beautiful!

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

These are all gorgeous. I especially love that little glass enclosed room of books and the glass front bookcases with the X mullions. What a beautiful way to protect your collection.

designchic said...

Bookcases add such warmth and interest to any space. These are wonderful examples - adore the twin bedroom with the bookcases!!

Amanda said...

I love this! Bookcases can be so tricky to decorate - these are some great inspiration photos!

Tatiana Doria said...

Books ara a real plus in Decoration! I love them.
Great pictures. I specially liked the bookshelves on the entrance hall to the bedroom. I think halls, alleys and entrances are a perfect place for books.
Thank for sharing.

Amanda Hill said...

I am doing a guest post on Sunday, totally includes books! Great images!

Barbara@HausDesign said...

I love a great bookshelf lined with great books and then art hung over the top like you show here...great examples!

classic • casual • home said...

WOW. Great examples and really a lot of effort here. Just gorgeous.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Bookcases can be such a challenge. They can overpower rooms with their busy look~you have some nice examples of well done bookcases. Kudos to Emily too!

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Some of these images are great examples of creative and attractive book arrangement and display.
I love old, leatherbound books for their character and natural beauty.
Great post, Stacy!
~ Wendi ~

Anonymous said...

I love my daily emails from you waiting for me each morning. But this post certainly made me smile. Love love a room full of books so warm and inviting.
Charmaine, Melbourne Australia