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.


Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson5 years ago

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

Rose Becke5 years ago

I am with Kathleen C

Angie B.
Angela B5 years ago

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

Sam M.
Sam E M5 years ago

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

Orion Lyonesse
O Lyonesse5 years ago

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

a             y m.
g d c5 years ago

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

Lyn Simcock
Lyn Simcock5 years ago

"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!

Laura M.
Past Member 5 years ago

Beautiful and admirable.

Aleksandra K.
Past Member 5 years ago

Thank you for this wonderful article.

Julie D.
Julie D5 years ago

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