Books Make a Home explores the important role they play as Decoration, as well as functional items. Author and bibliophile Damian Thompson tours the rooms of the home in turn – Living Rooms, Home Libraries & Studies, Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms, Corridors & Staircases and Children’s Spaces – discovering a host of techniques for stacking, shelving and closeting volumes, and illustrating how each space can be brought to life by books. Alongside inspirational photography is a wealth of practical design solutions for each space and every size of collection. You will learn how to make the best use of existing storage and create new space for an ever-growing collection; how to combine books with other personal effects to create eye-catching displays; and helpful feature spreads will illustrate how to organize and care for your books. Beautifully presented and elegantly written, scattered with quotes from famous readers throughout, Books Make a Home is an insightful guide to enjoying books with the eye as well as with the mind.
This was a super quick book for me to get through. Some of it was spent reading, but I’ll be honest most of it was spent looking at the pretty pictures. And this book has a lot of them.
It also has some awesome ideas on how to use books as decor items. As more than just books on a bookshelf. Some of which I’ve already stolen. Books are such a fun thing to have in the house, and now that I’ve read this book I have even more of a reason to leave them lying around- I won’t object to that!