The display of books within the interior is an aesthetically pleasing visual. Beyond a “Good Read” books truly do assist in furnishing a room. The accessibility of these stacked hardbound, and even soft cover books, simultaneously create a stylish display. A “Novel Approach” to decorating, indeed. Form and function. Books go far in enchancing our living spaces. A backdrop of books visually relays not only a “literary love” but offers us the luxury to escape into private worlds that we personally have collected. Our own personal library of interests that surrounds us, excites us and continually beckons us to take a moment of respite and dwell within the world of books.
How you decide to showcase your collections of favorite literary finds or “coffee table” books of inspiring delight is personally and stylistically yours. Whether stacked vertically and horizontally or massed together, library style, on freestanding bookshelves, built-in architectural cabinets or stacks positioned “here and there” in a visual vignette, an expression of your personal style is sure to be the guide and the result. A study in style, if you will. Creating an eye-catching display has been given much attention in the world of interior design. Although we can gain insights to assist in styling our literary world, perhaps in the end, the way in which we choose to visually surround ourselves with our books expresses our own individual style. Whether it is a wall of vertical books or a display that offers varying heights, sizes and weights of books paired with groupings of treasured elements of decoration that fill our personal world will surely bring us serenity when tucked into our own private worlds.
In appreciation of the joy of the world of books as decorative objects of form & function within our interior worlds…
Beyond the mere love of books, consider the striking decorative feature they offer within the interior. Perhaps an essential feature that completes a home, whether your cache of books are few or many, the fact that they enter your interior spaces gives them importance. With a welcoming appeal, they beckon us to take a perch or sink into a comfortable chair in which to turn the glossy or paper pages with delight. Books can do more than provide us with “book smarts” for the avid reader, they can alter the look of a room. Style and personality layered within the tomes of printed appeal. Representational of our interests and passions. No matter that the digital world forges onward in a world of online reads, there is no replacement for the physical book. The solace that is gained in holding a book and turning its pages with anticipation will endure to lure us. Consider the value of books. The world of books within the interior offers form and function paired with personal representation, indeed…
“Books do furnish a room”– Leslie Geddes-Brown
PS: This post is dedicated to a personal friend and independent bookstore owner, Arlene Lynes of “Read Between The Lynes” in Woodstock, Illinois. Thank you, Arlene, for your gracious service to the world of book lovers!