If you're not using vintage books in your decor, you're missing the boat! I think books add great style to a space, and they're popping up everywhere these days.
When I was visiting my folks in Naples, Florida last summer, my mom and I stopped by Arhaus, a popular furniture store. Here is their welcoming entrance:
They were nice enough to allow me to snap pictures of their displays, many of which included books, like these fabric covered examples:
Did the fabric covered books just give you an idea for using up some of your favorite fabric scraps?
Leaving a "coffee table book" open is a nice option, and something I never think of doing:
Arhaus filled cupboards with books, like the examples below that have several pages turned inward for interest:
This display at Arhaus included crumpled and torn book pages combined with sand in glass vessels. If you can't bring yourself to tear up a book, try to locate your high school algebra book:
Simple craft paper covered books help add height to a display:
Although books aren't involved here, I liked this display of silver painted frames on the large wall space. It was very dramatic:
I admired these pillows as well:
Crumpled paper lamps:
We could make felt pillows like these, couldn't we?
These pictures were taken with my old camera, which didn't have a stabilizer, so they're blurry. But anyway, check out the clever use of books and flowerpots with moss in this large cabinet:
I hope these images have sparked your imagination. What I've learned by viewing the decor at Arhaus is no matter what, new paperback books simply must be covered with simple craft paper for a cohesive look. We don't want Tucker Max's "Assholes Finish First" ruining our beautiful display!