If you have a love for the written word, then it’s safe to assume that you have a huge collection of books at home, neatly displayed in bookshelves. While they all look nice lined up in bookcases in vertical and horizontal formation, but you have to admit that they can look a bit boring.
Believe it or not, something as simple as book displays can be enhanced to make them more pleasing to the eye. In effect, a great-looking book display also contributes to the overall look of your home. If your idea of book display is just stacking them side-by-side in a book shelf, you can certainly use these alternative ideas that are certainly more awesome ways to display your books.
Display books with covers facing forward
Whoever made it law that books should only be displayed with spines facing forward? Covers, especially those of vintage books, look just as fine when displayed facing forward. As a matter of fact, they even look more inviting than the spines.
Book displays can be enhanced with accessories
If your bookshelves still have some space, why not put in some stylish accessories with the books? Vases, figurines or any other kind of ceramic artwork will look great next to your books.
Arrange books by hue
In all likelihood, your books are arranged according to certain criteria that you’ve set yourself. Some arrange their books according to author, while others do it alphabetically. How about getting a little more creative and arranging your books by hue? It’s a clever ways of displaying your books, not to mention eye-pleasing.
Display them anywhere but the bookshelves
Books displayed in a bookshelf? How original. How about displaying them on coffee-tables? You can even pile them up on benches and stools in your living room. If your home has a fireplace, displaying books on the mantel would be a nice touch too. Being displayed in spots that are not as intimidating as a stuffy bookshelf makes your books seem more accessible. It’s also a great way of showcasing your favourite books.
Put them on vertical stands
There are a number of books in your collection that you want to show off, but your coffee-table or mantel just isn’t big enough to accommodate them all. The solution? Purchase one of those vertical stands that can display books in a neat stack, and put them somewhere in the living room. Not only are they a remarkable way of displaying your favourites, but once nicely stacked with your favourite titles, they can be pieces of art themselves.
It’s quite fun thinking up awesome ways to display your books, so get creative now and come up with alternative book display ideas that will help make your home look even better.