Stephen King once said, “Books are uniquely portable magic.” We couldn’t agree more. For any book lover, cozied up next to a fire place with a hot cup of coffee and a great book is pretty much heaven. Outside of the knowledge and entertainment books provide, there’s something uniquely special about the physicality of a book. The way it feels in your hands; the way the pages smell.
Books are special and what better way to honor their eternal greatness, than by displaying them in a way that is worthy of them?
Here are 8 unique, DIY decor ideas for the book lover.
The DIY Book Head Board
Don’t even think about donating those beautiful hardcovers to Good Will. Instead, try this awesome DIY headboard! All the instructions you need to make it happen are right here.
Custom Book Hanger
Forget those boring book shelves! We love this unique book hanger by Old and Cold on Etsy, that perfectly displays your favorite hardcovers. This is something you can DIY if you have some skill and patience.
Turn Books into Shelves
You can also easily turn your books into shelves. All you need is some brackets and a screw driver. This is a perfect way to upcycle and repurpose those excess hardcovers!
Coffee Table/Book Shelf Combo
This innovative ünal & böler studio coffee table and book shelf combo is not only a beautiful way to display your books, but it’s also space saving. Unfortunately, it seems that the table is nearly impossible to find, but it’s still great inspiration for anyone who wants to attempt to DIY it or have a custom one made.
Book Installation Art
This gorgeous installation book art is made by Russian artist Ekaterina Panikanova. She attaches books and other documents together then paints over them to create incredible works of art. A great idea for any book lover!
Print Over Pages with Your Favorite Pictures
This is a great way to display your favorite pages with your favorite photos. Feed book pages into your printer and print directly on to them, then frame. Genius!
Create a Functional Storage Box
Attach the binding edge of hardcover books to a wooden box to create storage space. Space-saving and functional!
Carve out the inside of large hardcover books and make planters out of them! This is a beautiful way to upcycle your old books and create a home for your plants.