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Books as Décor: The New Way to Decorate

January 18, 2023

Looking to bring character to your living space, but aren’t sure how to get started? The following tips for using Canterbury Classics as décor will have you entering the new year in style.

A Stack of Leathers

Our Leather-Bound Classics add a layer of sophistication to any space. Line them up, stack them, combine them with your favorite sophisticated knick-knacks. We recommend starting with Bulfinch’s Mythology for its timeless elegance. Once you’ve built up a collection to display, your living room will practically scream Dark Academia.

It’s All in the Details

Classics like The Great Gatsby don’t have to be the only thing on your shelf. Add extra pieces like mugs, candles, or flowers to your stacks of books. You can turn your to-be-read pile into a statement piece with just a few charming accent pieces. Express yourself with the perfect combination of your favorite titles and treasured objects for an even more personal display

Decorate by Color

A rainbow shelf of World Cloud Classics is the perfect way to brighten up a room. Start with the reds of Les Misérables, add a little orange with Little Women, shift to to the bright yellow of The Wind in the Willows… Well, you get the idea. And of course you can always stick to one color to achieve a monochrome look.

Plants, Plants, Plants

Plants add warmth and character to any living area, and their organic, varied textures provide an appealing counterpoint to the geometric stacks and spines of Word Cloud and Leather-Bound Classics. Mix and match greenery with any of your books to keep spaces lively and fresh. As a bonus, use one of these nifty book carts to keep your classics tidy.

Try It Backwards

Ever thought about turning your books around? The gilded edges on our Leather-Bound Classics are just one of the small details that will make a big impact on your shelf. It could make a pleasurable game for you and your family as well! Challenge a family member to pull one of these books, read, and report back. Next thing you know, your favorite reluctant reader may have polished off The Divine Comedy or The Complete Novels of Jane Austen!


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