OK! Is it lame that I am THIS excited to share this? This was my book display before my breakthrough. Meh, nothing to write home about. Lame attempt at color coordination if you ask me.
BUT! Then I saw this idea in a Better Homes and Gardens magazine, which I read religiously.
Gather: FUN scrapbook paper and at least 7 books of varying size
For some books I was able to just take the paper to the cover. For others (antiques or paperbacks), I decided to fold over a leaf of paper inside the front and back covers.
To quickly keep the books straight, I wrote the titles just inside. See Gone with the Wind to the right.
Here's the "after" display:
Ta-DA! I love my new matchy-matchy books!
How fun! I think the patterns are fun yet subtle and they complement the room and its colors.
|Please also note my amazing IKEA purchase, a giant B bookend. I love Ikea|
Try it yourself! Use your own paper and creative book arrangement. Enjoy!