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Surround Yourself With Books Using These Clever Décor Hacks

Décor Hacks

Are you a bibliophile whose love of books extends beyond reading—and rereading—your favorites? Here are some innovative ways you can repurpose old books using these creative lifestyle and home décor hacks. Enjoy!


Upcycle your retired books into planters and even router hiders: 



Ready for a big night out with your book group? Bring your eye-catching clutch with you—repurposed from a book:



Drink in every word—or a literary-themed libation—from a flask concealed in a book cover:



Make a jewelry box that holds pearls of wisdom as well as your jewels:


Write a love story where you both live happily ever after:



Hack your storage bins by turning them into magazine racks:

magaZine rack


Love your tablet, e-reader, or laptop? Give it a bookish flair with these DIY journal and notepad covers:


You can display children’s books with repurposed Scrabble letter holders:

Scrabble Deco


Buy battery-powered clock hands and create your own book clock:



Or you can make a bold statement with this huge wall clock (FYI—it really works!):



Group your books by color to complement your home decorating:

ColorCode Your Books


Decorate the walls of your study with old book illustrations for a vintage look:



Tired of boring asphalt? Spray-paint your favorite book blurb with stencils:



Ditch the traditional coatrack—this clever idea will have you hanging on every word:



Turn a folding dish rack into a “go anywhere” book caddy.



Stencil your favorite quote onto a plain linen pillow:

Stencil pillow


Create a beautiful literary still life with a glass cover:

Cover Books


Put a silhouette inside your lampshade to give your room a fairy-tale glow:



With these easy-to-make printed candles, your love of words can burn even brighter:

PB newsprint candles_thumb[3]


Tired of your ordinary coffee table? Replace it with a stack of old books!



Turn glass panels into literary works of art:



Using your stairs to also hold your books is a step in the “write” direction:



Create a reading nook in the unused space beneath your stairs:

Reading Nook Under Stairs


Don’t forget to add a hobbit window to your nook:



Take your bookshelf to the next level by using different-sized boxes in a flower pattern.



Writer QuestionsQUESTION: What bookish décor ideas have you seen that are not listed here?


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