In The BNOTP Library: Decorating With Books

I love books so much, I even buy books written about books. If I were decorating a room and could only add one thing to it other than the furniture and lighting, it would be books. Take away the tchotchkes and vases if you must, remove the figurines and the decorative plates, just don’t take away the books.

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Pssst: All the books I’ve featured from my library so far, are linked under the main category “BNOTP Library” which is displayed at the top of the blog as “Decor Library.” To see all of the books I’ve reviewed, just click on “Decor Library” and you’ll find them all linked there.

I recently started creating a few sub-categories for areas of Design, Gardening, and Entertaining where I seem to have a lot of books…like English Design, French Design, Gardening, Food & Recipes, etc… I just added a subcategory called “Books About Books.” You’ll find it linked it at the end of this post since today’s featured book fits into that subcategory. If you love books and decorating with books as much as I do, check out that subcategory to see the other books I’ve featured that fit within that theme. I have several more I’ll be sharing in the future.

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In the BNOTP Library: Decorating with Books (House Beautiful)
Author: Marie Proeller Hueston
Hardcover: 144 pages

Decorating With Books by Marie Proeller Hueston

3 Things I Like About This Book:

  • Filled with lots of great bookshelf designs and interesting ways to display books. I especially like some of the pictures showing art displayed alongside books. Lots of ideas for storing, decorating and creatively displaying books.
  • We get a peek inside some really beautiful and/or interesting rooms, all furnished in a variety of design styles including traditional, modern, country, eclectic…etc…
  • My favorite rooms are those where the books are everywhere…stacked on benches, under coffee tables, beside chairs. In each case they are the star of the room, giving it life…giving it a soul. Books on a shelf are nice, off the shelf…way better!

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  1. This book is going on my to-read list. I have an entire Pinterest board dedicating to decorating with books. Thank you!

  2. Oh gosh I love books also and have to limit myself when going to the book store or amazon .
    I have books in every room most of them dust covered
    I usually get all stirred up and want to rearrange a room or paint a piece of furniture after looking at them LOL

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