A home without books is missing an essential element that is as important as a sofa or a rug to a room. Books definitely have the power of holding the décor together.
A small room with generously filled bookshelves hugging its walls becomes more important and its size becomes less so.
A grand room with books stacked on a table next to a table lamp, photos and memorabilia, feels more intimate. However, there are so many more ways we can use books in our interiors than by putting them on a bookshelf or on the table.
Opening the front door and seeing books stacked on or under a hallway bench or next to wellington boots and umbrellas, echoes a casual attitude, comfort and warmth.
Frame the entrance to the dining room, inspiring conversation at the door. Transform an awkward space such as under a staircase or a narrow and high wall by filling it up with books, which can also achieve respect and character.
Why not give some fun academic identity to a closet door or a corridor wall by covering it in book-wallpaper, sheets of poetry or from a story like Gulliver’s travels.
Books can educate. Books can be collected. Books can inspire and books can give warmth and personality to any room.