It doesn’t matter if you are one of those bookworms who goes through a new book in no time or if you purchase more books than you can read - we all love these timeless pieces of art. If you have some old books gathering dust on your bookshelf, then check out these fantastic DIY book decorating ideas to fill your house with style!
A home without books is a body without soul. -Marcus Tullius Cicero
Isn’t this planter one of the most beautiful book decorating ideas ones you’ve seen? Surprisingly, it’s super easy to make:
- Choose a vintage book to be the special one
- Carve it out using a crafters knife, including the cover
- Don’t worry about making it perfect!
- Line the inside with plastic and fill it with rocks, soil and a beautiful succulent.
Your book planter is done!
Dahlia Book Page Wreath
A beautiful Dahlia book page wreath like this one from the photo is the perfect decor for anyone who loves books! To make it, you’ll need to cut the pages into a square and shape them like a cone. Assemble them together with glue on a cardboard base and you’re done! You can get more details over at A Wonderful Thought.
Book Gallery Wall
Don’t know what to make with those old books that are just gathering dust? Them display them on the wall to make a special gallery wall! You also use them to hang jewelry, like in the photo above. Doesn’t this book decor look awesome?
Black Ink Book Page Art
Book pages can be the perfect backdrop for a beautiful design! You can easily run the pages through your home printer to make these awesome examples of silhouette art. They fill your house with style and show off your personality! Besides, it’s the perfect (and affordable) thing to give a loved one!
Grab that unused dictionary or old encyclopedia and make these gorgeous roses to decorate your house! You can use them to decorate:
- The centerpiece
- The mantel
- Your bedside table
- A bouquet to gift a friend or loved one
- A gift wrap
Get the detailed tutorial over at 100 Layer Cake!
Book Page Table Runner
Your table will never be the same after you decorate it with this gorgeous decorative book page runner! To make it, you’ll only need to lay the pages on the floor and tape them together, on the length that you wish. To finish it, you can use a craft decorative-edge punch to create a beautiful border!
Have a beautiful book with damaged pages, or simply gathering dust? Then make this gorgeous frame! Carefully cut a square on the cover and on a few inside pages using a crafts knife. Glue the pages on the cover and secure the photo in place using tape. It’s done! You can also get creative and choose a photo that relates to the title of the book!
Paper Your Walls
Do you have a reading corner in your home? Or do you have that accent wall that needs a little extra something? Then make a textured, layered wallpaper by adding whole pages to the wall! Any space can benefit from it, and the wall will surely make the house overflow with style.
You weren’t expecting an idea like this, were you? Make the entryway super stylish by adding an awesome book coat rack, which not only will keep your coats wrinkle-free, but also showcase your favorite book covers. Get the full tutorial over at Knick Of Time!
Books are known to be a great bedside companion, but you can take that relationship to the next level by displaying books as your headboard! You can get the full DIY instructions over at Design Everyday.
Here’s the deal:
If you can’t commit to many books or if you only have one old one in hand, then you can tape just the pages to create a similar effect. Either way, it looks fantastic!
Bonus: Floating Bookshelf
We couldn’t make a list of decorating with books without this awesome and creative idea… Impress the guests by making your own floating bookshelf following this tutorial! After making your first invisible shelf, you’ll want to display all your books this way!
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