In honour of World Book Day, our thoughts have turned to our paper friends but books might not be the first things that spring to mind when thinking about interior inspirations. To some, the word might inspire thoughts of dusty paperbacks and stories you’ve never actually read. But those are books at probably their very worst.
At their best they can be just as stylish and telling of your personality as a fabulous vintage clock or piece of metal wall art. Of course, library style is a tried and tested winner but the potential for books in interiors is almost limitless. For one, so many living room decorating ideas revolve around a well-styled coffee table stacked high with tomes. They can create colour palettes, set tones and act as subtle reminders of special memories in a room – all the while offering a brilliantly cultured vibe. And, just to set the record straight, when it comes to using books as decor, we thoroughly advocate judging one by its cover.