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Colorado Carpet Company Design Ideas: Decorate with Books

Looking for a way to add personality to your home that’s also cheap and easy? Even if you normally wouldn’t consider yourself a reader, books thoughtfully displayed throughout your home can add the perfect finishing touch. At Sloane’s Colorado carpet company we encourage you to think beyond the bookshelf to consider all the ways you can incorporate literary touches to your home.

On the Bookshelf
We do want you to look beyond the bookshelf, but if your home already has one, try using it in a different way. Add a bit of pizzazz to a humdrum bookshelf by stacking books horizontally or at angles on the shelves rather than vertically or even mix and match how you place them. Some designers opt to make a statement by grouping books of the same color together or select only books in one hue to display.

As a Pedestal
Stacked books make the perfect computer pedestal or an intriguing foundation for a lamp, flower arrangement or favorite photo. Books about Paris or with Paris in the title or subject stacked below a photo or memento from a Parisian vacation would make a lovely and meaningful decoration.

Repurposed Books
We wouldn’t suggest doing this to your favorite tomes, but you can shop thrift stores to find sturdy books to alter and use them for other purposes. Drill a hole or two into a thick book to make a pencil holder or cut out the middle of the book to create a jewelry box, planter or secret hiding place. Another option is to cut the book into the shape of your initial for a one-of-a-kind monogram to display. Crafty DIYers have also been known to transform a hardcover book into a shelf that hangs from the wall or to use a book as a picture frame. Check Pinterest for the how-tos.

Books as Art
Even if you aren’t a fan of the written words inside, you might appreciate the cover art that envelopes them. The cover art of books can be a very cost-effective way to add art in your home. First, try keeping the entire package and hang a paperback on your wall and surround it by a frame. Books can be the perfect backdrop to highlight other decorative items you wish to display in your home as well.

How to Use This Information
When you seek a stylish and cost-effective way to decorate, books might be the perfect solution to give your home a punch of personality. When it’s time to upgrade your carpet and you want to get the best value for your money, our Colorado carpet company’s weekend-only showroom is the place to be. Please give us a call at 303-300-9555 or contact us online to learn more about how we can help you.

What ways have you used books in your home as decoration?