What do you do with inspiring and lovely coffee table books? Do you keep them out or put them neatly on a shelf? Or not have them at all?
I do love purging and cleaning out things in my house. However books are a love of mine, and one of the hardest things for me to part with.
- Books inspire me.
- Books provide comfort
- Books offer a cozy and relaxing feel to any room
- Books make a great decorating accent to any space
Some of these books I just can’t put on a shelf.
Oh yes, I have bookshelves, but if I have pretty books and ones that I love to pick up and thumb through I want them as part of my everyday living space.
Books are like old friends. They just don’t lose their appeal for me.
What about you?
I know we are in the age of ebooks and digital downloads. We love our Kindles and Nooks to read our latest novel. Call me old fashioned, but there is something about looking through the pages of a book. The smell, the feel of the glossy pages, and the beautiful pictures. Not to mention a jolt of inspiration now and again.
I love the way this casual stack of books sits atop my vintage wood stool.
I love the way books can become props and part of a decorating statement.
I love the way books can be a color accent and decorating element in a room.
Then, I enjoy my stack of decorating magazines! Yes I still buy them. I love my latest Pottery Barn catalog and Flea Market Style. I do purge out my magazines now and again. I enjoy a fresh stack of magazines to fill up my vintage wire basket. And the fun thing with magazines is they always add the latest seasonal color scheme to your room!
So if you ever wonder where I am when I am not blogging, and all my housework is done, and the kids are in bed. The dishes are washed. You just might find me here curled up on my favorite love seat with my “comfort reads”.
Maybe you want to pull out some books, pile them up, add them as part of your decor. They never lose their value and they make good company!