Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas


I’m fairly sure we all do this. We buy a book. We read the book. And then we just put it on the shelf, where it collects dust. And then we wonder why we have so much dust and dirt in our home. But I’m definitely not suggesting you throw away your books after enjoying them!

What I am suggesting is that you put them to good use. Books are another creative item you can use to decorate your home. Their size, texture, and bulk makes them perfect for decorating. I know every one of us has an old book or two somewhere in their home, so let’s put them to good use. And besides, if you want to read the book again, you can always “unwrap” it.

1. Vintage Linen-Wrapped Books
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: beckhamandbelle.com

Let’s start with something simple. Just wrap your books with linen cloth, and they’ll get a shiny new look you can use as a decorative item.

2. Books, Shoes, and Picnic Basket
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: julieleah.com

The books stay unwrapped in this scenario. But that’s completely irrelevant. The goal here is to create a corner that looks amazing. And suffice it to say, books make everything look better.

3. Book Toppers 
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: kelleynan.com

As you can see, books are extremely versatile. You can combine them with almost any other item, and they’ll look great. My personal favorite is books with a fruit. Priceless.

4. Christmas Tree from Books
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: peakstory.com

Every Christmas, I see pictures of Christmas trees made from books. And I always love and share those pictures on my Facebook profile. That’s probably the best tree for a bibliophile, so if you are one, put your books to good use!

5. Book Jewelry Display
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: recycled-things.com

This wall reminds me of Nicolas Cage and his character in National Treasure. Or Harrison Ford and Indiana Jones. You name it, but it definitely looks like an archeologist’s house. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t look awesome—some people will love such a wall, and some not so much.

6. Books on Coffee Table
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: blog.styleestate.com

Every coffee table needs some books. Have you seen coffee tables in movies? They almost always have books on them. It adds flair to the entire room and makes you look smart and sophisticated.

7. Literary Clock
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: woonblog.typepad.com

I just adore unique and creative ideas like this one. Now who doesn’t love a book clock?

8. Color Play with Books
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
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Now here is a bookcase that you can look at from two aspects. One aspect is that the colors blend masterfully and they look awesome. But others will tell you that the many colors are overwhelming. I fall into the former group.

9. Book Tower
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: we-are-scout.com

I do have one concern regarding this book tower. I’m afraid that one wrong move, and the entire tower might fall down on me. But it does look great!

10. Books under Glass Bell
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: thewillowshomeandgarden.blogspot.com

This is one of the Christmas decorations you can find in stores. They usually have some snow inside as well. So, instead of buying a decoration, why not make your own that you can decorate however you like? For example, my personal favorite would be with some seashells for a summer feeling.

11. Holiday Decorations with Books
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: Pinterest.com

We stay in the Christmas spirit here with Rudolph and a snowman. Can you think of any other winter decorations you can make? For example, Santa?

12. Bed Headboard with Book Covers
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: instructables.com

Headboards are a great way to refresh your bedroom—an easy and simple way to change its appearance. And among the many options, you can go with a book-made headboard.

13. Get a Hanging Book Rack
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: odditymall.com

Some people, women especially, love to hang their jewelry like this. It’s an organizational matter. So why not hang your “jewelry”? I can say books are my jewelry—after all, I often carry one with me.

14. Combine Books and Jewelry
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
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Speaking of jewelry, this is a great way to add a touch of that French country style to your home. In the past few years, the style from Provence has made its way into the home. And now you can add some touches with your books.

15. Books in Old Bird Cage
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: motanuhomedecorideas.xyz

Another decoration that you can very much say originates from France. When you think of France, you think of stylish decorations. And this one certainly doesn’t lack style.

16. Display Vintage Books with Covers Facing Forward
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: birchandbird.com

If you want to look smart, you display vintage books. It shows that you’ve read a lot, and that you want to read books with more sentimental value. But the best part is that vintage books have awesome covers. It would be a shame not to display them.

17. Books Clamped in Vintage Vice
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: thefrisky.com

As you can see, there are a couple of vintage items on the list. Lots of people ask me how they can bring some vintage style to their home. Well, here’s how.

18. Using Books as Shelves 
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: e3creations-beth.blogspot.com

As I mentioned at the beginning, books are versatile. They have different functions. They can do different things. And in addition to being a tool for entertainment, books are also a tool for storage. As you can see, we can make even shelves with them.

19. Bookcase with Color Coordinated Books
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: onekindesign.com

We had a similar bookcase before, but that one had more black and white books. This one is all about color, and it looks like a rainbow is passing through your room. Simply awesome.

20. Framed Picture Books
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: weliveupstairs.blogspot.com

When it comes to pictures, people want to frame anything and everything. Some people frame their drawings. Some people frame their photos. And some people frame their books. There’s nothing wrong in that!

21. Vintage Books with Ribbons
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: lateedakids.blogspot.com

Simple, elegant, and classy. That’s what you think of with this decorative item. Sometimes you just need to stick to the simple, minimalistic things.

22. Add Color to Monotone Shelves with Colorful Books
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: honeywerehome.com

We had a colorful bookcase, but this on a much smaller scale. It’s just a way to introduce some color into a monochrome room. The trick works especially well in an all-white home.

23. Stack Up Books in Unused Fireplace
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: tatteredcover.tumblr.com

I love fireplaces—they add so much coziness and elegance at the same time. A fireplace will bring your home to a whole new level in terms of decoration, and if you want to make it even more unique, stack it with books. I’m sure your guests will be surprised to see there are books instead of a fire in the fireplace!

24. Display Books in Trays
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: nellhills.com

There are so many ways you can display your books. Sometimes you just have to think outside the box—or this case, inside the box!

25. Pixel Art Jackets on Books
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: slipperybrick.com

Taking book displaying to a new, extreme, and artistic level. You’ll need the right set of books for this decoration, but it’s well worth the time and effort to find them.

26. Books and Arrows Centerpiece 
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: designdininganddiapers.com

There was a time when feathers were a staple in the office. You know that time when you needed ink and a feather quill pen to write a letter? Yes, that time is long gone, but why not add a decorative item that will bring back some tradition and history to your home?

27. Book Lamp
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: junkmarketstyle.com

We saw already that books are a great platform. We had them as shelves, and now we have them as the platform for a table lamp. Bonus points: you can use that lamp to read at the night.

28. Ways to Decorate with Vintage Books
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: chateau-chic.blogspot.com

We’ve had some vintage books before. But now we are taking it to the next level. To that end, I’m giving you even more ways to use vintage books to your advantage.

29. Build a Side Table from Old Books
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: messgoddess.blogspot.com

The thing that concerns me is that you probably have to glue the books together in order to get stability. And I would hate to lose my books. But the table does looks unique.

30. Chalkboard Books Covered with Black Card Stock
Add Bookish Charm to Your Home with 30 Book Decor Ideas
Photo: lessthanperfectlifeofbliss.com

One reason why we love to read books is to learn. Every book carries a message. And you can show that message on your books.

I hope you found something interesting. And at the end, my message for you is to read more books. They are really a treasure we can all enjoy.

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