Now and again I get into a debate with someone who claims that the nearly ubiquitous e-reader will soon kill the demand for printed books. Now I wholeheartedly disagree with this viewpoint for many reasons, but my main defense is the role books play in decorating. Can you imagine styling a book shelf without books – the word “book” is in the name of the shelf for heavens sake!
Books are an incredibly versatile design element. Like denim, they are timeless and go with everything. For this post, I wanted to showcase four great ways to style books, and hopefully reinforce the relevance of the printed book!Photo credits (left to right): Meredith and the New Yorkie; Rikshaw Design; Vertical Launch; HGTV.com; Desert Girls Vintage; Vintage Revivals; Unknown Design Magazine; Die Frau im Haus