“A home without books is a body without soul.”
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If you’re a loyal bibliophile, and you need some suggestions for great home décor ideas for organising your plethora of books, or just to add subtle accents that reflect your undying love for them, then this is the list for you! Some of the suggestions below work well as easy DIY projects as well!
Here we list out some of our favourite home décor ideas for bibliophiles.
How about two zombies holding up the books on your shelf, to remind you of the sleep-deprived zombie state you often end up in because you stayed up most of the night to read? Apt, right?
If zombies aren’t really your cup of tea, there are a number of other interesting bookends to take your pick from.
This idol of a reading Ganesha will make the perfect addition to your showcase. Cuteness personified, adding this reading Ganesha can give you great home decor ideas. If you are a bibliophile, why not let the idols in your house reflect the same?
Did you know that some of the best quotes from some wonderful books are now available as frames that you can hang on your living room wall? You can get a frame that has a vintage feel to it, or one that looks trendy. Definitely a wonderful décor item for a book lover!
A Literary Cushion Cover
Can you imagine how wonderful it would feel to fall asleep hugging the words from one of your favourite books? Well, now you don’t have to imagine this anymore. You get beautiful pillow covers with words from famous books inscribed on them, specially designed for bibliophiles like you.
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Boxes in the shape of books – now, isn’t that one of the best living room décor products for a book lover? These boxes not only look great, with their vintage book look but are great storage solutions for the home, too. Installing book boxes can get you great home decor ideas for elegant decoration of your living room or bedroom. You can consider placing a book box on an artisanal designed shelf or a table next to the fireplace.
Book Cover Prints
Now, you can get your favourite book covers in full-size, colour prints, framed in a pretty wooden frame! A Pride And Prejudice or Never Let Me Go cover would look gorgeous on your living room or bedroom wall, for sure.
Bookend vases can be used as bookends, as well as vases, enabling you to surround the books in your shelf with sweet-smelling plants. These terracotta beauties are available in a number of sizes and colours, so you can choose them to match the rest of your living room décor.
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Imagine being able to smell the places you read about in your favourite books! Isn’t that grand? Now, you can do just that with book-inspired candles. While The Secret Garden candle smells of lilies, lilacs, roses, jasmine and orange blossoms, the Hansel And Gretel’s House candle smells like gingerbread cookies, spiced raisins, cinnamon and fire-roasted marshmallow crème. Choose one or more of these pretty candles and bring the worlds from your books alive, beautifying your living room in the process, too!
This is nothing but recycled books, with their pages carefully folded, to create the design of choice. While some book lovers might consider this as sacrilege, some others might be thrilled with the new lease of life given to books that might have died out otherwise. If you fall into the latter category, this might make a wonderful item of décor for your living room!
Vintage Desk Lamp
You are sure to fall in love with this pretty orange reading lamp as soon as you see it! This lamp would make for a great piece of décor for your reading desk while being very handy for those days when everyone else is asleep and you want to read into the wee hours.
Get your favourite bookish letters custom made in wood – they make for a great wall hanging for your living room or child’s nursery. For instance, this Dr. Seuss ‘READ’ is something any child would love!
Book-inspired Ceramic Tiles
These book-inspired ceramic tiles are great for inspiring you with new book decoration ideas for home or office. With their high-quality magnets, they make for wonderful showpieces for your refrigerator or any other magnetic surface in your house. Love!
We hope you find this list helpful, and are inspired to add some literary flair to your décor!
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