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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: 

UpcycledPlanters

RouterBooks

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

BookClutch

 

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

Flask

 

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

 

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

MarryMeBook

 

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:

LaptopCoverJournal

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

Scrabble Deco

 

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

BookClockCollage

 

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

WallClock

 

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:

VintageIllustrationsWall

 

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

ashpalt

 

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

Hangars

 

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

DishCaddy

 

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:

lampshade

 

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!

BookCoffeeTable

 

Turn glass panels into literary works of art:

WordsOnWindows

 

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

BooksUnderStairs

 

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:

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

Starshelves

 

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

 

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