Book Decor

Author // heather

Elle decor recently listed book decor as a trend that is on its way out for 2012.  Personally I disagree, I think books are timeless objects, and even with the advent of tech gadgets like kobo’s and kindles, there is no replacement for the tactile experience of holding a real book in your hands.  Consequently, I’m not sure that displaying & decorating with books can be considered trendy.

I could also be trying to defend my current use of stacks of books as nightstands and side tables…

At first I was doing so out of necessity, due to my lack of furniture…but after living with it for a few days the look really grew on me.  Don’t get me wrong, I would love to have some gorgeous built ins to store my collection, but unfortunately that’s not an option in my current rental.  I’m kind of an all or nothing kind of girl, if I can’t have exactly the look I want, I’d rather go without and wait until I can afford to do it right.

What do you think of book decor?  Is this a dying trend, or can it stand the test of time?


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Comments (2)

  • Nancy Gazo
    January 29, 2013 at 2:33 pm |

    Interesting. MY home is decorated with piles and boxes of books out of necessity, and looks like something one step away from a “Hoarders” episode…!

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