Tuesday, November 9, 2010

5 ways to display your books!

Books are too often stashed away in random places around the house. Here are some ways to display your books rather than hide them away! Courtesy of styleathome!

1 Bracket shelves Decorative metal brackets add architectual flair to sleek wooden shelves. These particula
r polished metal brackets come in three intriguing designs: circular, flat or square. $120-$160 US, West Elm.

2 Woven rattan bowl Store your books by piling them into a handcrafted rattan bowl. The delicate weave is meant to evoke the image of a bird's nest and gives this unique book display an organic, textured appearance. $150 US, Restoration Hardware.

3 Room divider Use literature to help create privacy in an open-concept loft, bachelor suite or large room by displaying books in an eco-friendly bamboo bookcase and room divider. Inspired by Oriental joinery, this large storage and display case is simple, elegant and convenient. $1500 US, Room and Board.

4 Hanging wooden trays A rustic, swing-inspired hanging tray can conveniently hold all reading materials while you lounge in or outdoors. This set of two mango wood trays will bring a little taste of relaxed, island-life to your home. $89 US (set of 2), Pottery Barn.

and my favorite...

5 Conceal bookshelf Don't just display your books -- use them as functional, floating shelves. Powder coated steelhardware disappears behind a stack of books that provide a decorative display and the ability to help you show off other accessories. $14, Umbra.