START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Studious Decor: Brighten A Room With Books

Studious Decor: Brighten A Room With Books

Here’s a roundup of an idea we admire at Remodelista: books used as room decor. Either stacked, shelved or arranged by color, books make for an easy and affordable way to liven up a room.

Above: A few neatly aligned books on a mantel compliment a botanical red coral wall hanging by Sarah Lidwell-Durnin.

Above: In this serene loft designed by Messana O’Rorke Studio, stacked books along a brick wall add a note of color to an otherwise neutral space.

Above: A combination of deep blue and green with randomly piled books and magazines makes for a colorful bedroom. Image via Solid Frog.

Above: In this Pacific Heights house, hardcovers are sorted by color and neatly displayed on a floating wood bookshelf.

Above:  Designer Magdalena Keck features an impromptu side table made out of stacked books in this Greenwich Village entryway,

To see even more ways to add personality with books, visit Remodelista‘s Gallery of rooms and spaces.

Read more: Crafts & Design, Crafts & Hobbies, Green Home Decor, Home, Materials & Architecture, Reduce, Recycle & Reuse, Remodelista, , , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love


Remodelista is a one-stop sourcebook for the considered home, guiding readers through the design and renovation process. Founded by four friends with a shared design DNA and appreciation for intelligent design, Remodelista counts architects, design professionals, and style-conscious consumers among its daily audience. The Remodelista aesthetic favors classic and livable over trendy and transient, well-edited interiors over cluttered environments, and thoughtfully designed products over mass-market, disposable goods.


+ add your own
10:20AM PDT on Oct 12, 2012

no no no! you are missing the point! READ THEM!

10:55PM PDT on Sep 13, 2012

I am with Kathleen C

7:30AM PDT on Sep 12, 2012

I feel like I've been saying "Get your books off the floor please" for too long already!

4:50AM PDT on Sep 7, 2012

Those pictures all look like examples of what you should NOT do with books.

8:29PM PDT on Sep 6, 2012

Heaven forbid they should take a book from it's colored shelf! Those books aren't meant to be read, just looked at.

2:41PM PDT on Sep 6, 2012

by color??? how do you find the book you want?

10:48PM PDT on Sep 5, 2012

"A combination of deep blue and green with randomly piled books and magazines makes for a colorful bedroom"

Only needs a few clothes thrown around to look just like a messy teenager's room!

11:15AM PDT on Sep 5, 2012

Beautiful and admirable.

11:03AM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

Thank you for this wonderful article.

12:56AM PDT on Sep 2, 2012

Well, I don't mean to sound rude but these photos look like "befores" to me and not showing anything interesting as a solution.

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Yay!!! The morning is a great time to do some doodling!!!! :D

Be the change you want to see....

Sound and important advice, thanks.

So sweet. Animals are amazing, when one takes a moment to notice. Plus, you don't have to be a vega…

Great article. Thank you for caring and sharing.


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!