Once again, I’m back with some of my vintage lovin’ blogging friends to show how we incorporate vintage pieces into our homes. If you missed my past posts on using vintage pieces in a modern home and vintage storage solutions, be sure to check them out, too. This time we are focused on vintage books, and I am so excited to show y’all how I include old books in my decor.
“Although she was a logical, practical person, she believed that in books there existed a kind of magic.” -Christi Phillips, The Devlin Diary
I have to say that I wholeheartedly agree with Ms. Phillips. I love reading new books, sure, but there’s just something about old books. There is a spark of magic in their age. That’s why I love including them in my home decor. They add so much texture, character and warmth to any space.
My favorite place to find vintage books is Goodwill. Estate sales, antique malls and flea markets can usually be counted on to have a good selection as well.
I love displaying them in pretty much every room in our house. This old cookbook belonged to my grandmother. I like to keep it out in my kitchen on a wooden cookbook stand.
If you love the look of old books, but don’t have any yourself yet, you can fake it by taking the dust jackets off of hardback books and facing them with the pages out. I also like to use them to add height in my vignettes. They look great stacked and its such an easy way to add a little variation.
Our built-in bookshelves are chock full of new books. However, I like to include some oldies to break it up here and there.
Vintage books are quite easy to find, can be found in a myriad of colors and blend seamlessly with most styles of decor. Use them as a supporting element to add height, or make them the focal point. Either way, you can’t go wrong with incorporating vintage books into your home.
Do you use books as home decor? Let me know in the comments and then go check out these posts by my amazing friends for more decorating inspiration! xo