Okay, so at the beginning of the week I said that we would be featuring decorating staples that aren't mandatory for Domythic style, but certainly enhance it. But I have to admit...today's selection is one I can't imagine a house without: books. Books not only should fill all of our shelves, but they also make wonderful decoration items for the bibliophile.
Set a stack of them on an unused chair:
Display a stunning silhouette book on a shelf:
And I just love the idea of covering a stack of books in plain book covers, and painting or drawing a continuous image on the spines:
Use books as an endtable:
I have long wanted to try doing a book sculpture like the gorgeous example below:
Etsy artist Raiders of the Lost Art makes beautiful altered books:
I don't know for sure the logistics of this idea...rectangular shallow plastic liner? But it's a great one, and I'd love to try it sometime.
Use books to create shelves:
Or display a collection in a cloche or bell jar:
Phillip over at the Domythic Bliss Facebook group linked this awesome website with examples of inspirational library spaces. Also, there are numerous books available on decorating with books.