How to use Books as Decor Accessories

Ideas how to use books at decor accessories. Because books are beautiful.

book decor mantel
Island Life by India Hicks is the focal point of a summer mantel at Desire Empire.

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books a decor on coffee table
Of course beautiful books have always been used a decor accessories on coffee tables. They add color as well as height for a simple coastal vignette. Original source no longer available.

How to Style your Coffee Table Coastal

Ocean Sea Theme Photography Book Decorative Accessory
At Life on Virginia Street you see a lovely photography book The Life & Love of The Sea (Amazon) propped on the shelf.

Tips on decorating with coffee table books by ZDesign. Use a book to give a Beautiful Coral Sculpture a dedicated space. 

book decor on sidetable
Coastal theme book decor on a sidetable. In case the wire basket caught your eye, check out Decorating with Wire Baskets. Source no longer available.

open book decor
Better Homes and Garden props a coastal field guide on a book stand to elevate it to home accessory.

open book as decor accessory
Another example of open book decor via House Beautiful.

vintage sailing books
Shop for vintage sailing guides and classic sea adventure stories at flea markets and secondhand-book shops, then prominently line them up on a shelf. Via Country Living.

Enhance and beachify books with Seashell Bookends. Or try Free Decorative Bookends from the Beach.

shelves made with books
Book decor ideas with a twist. You could turn a few old coastal theme books into shelves. Left, Making a Book Shelf at The Shabby Chic Cottage and right Create Book Shelves at Real Simple.

red coral book decor
If you love red coral, you wouldn't be the first person who places the book Cabinet of Natural Curiosities on display. Seen at Kendall Wilkinson Desing & Home.