Decorating with Books and Magazines

Decorating with books and magazines

Books and magazines can also serve as decoration materials; decorating with stacks of books or a pile of magazines may be a bit tricky, but if done correctly, it can be quite a delightful addition to your home.

We compiled tips on decorating with books and magazines that are easy to do

Match the colour scheme

Match the colour scheme

To achieve a balanced look for your room, the books should match the colour scheme. Details create the big picture so even if books are just a small part of the design of the room, it can be a good addition to the overall look of the room.

Pay attention to the title

Pay attention to the title

Like furniture preferences, book choices are also dependent on the lifestyle and interests of the people inhabiting the space. When you’re looking to sell your property and you want to decorate books, however, it is important to note that you keep your target market in mind.

If you want to have a family live in your home, choose novels for decor. If you want to attract single, professional buyers, self-help books are a good choice. If you prefer retirees, books on hobbies like gardening or woodwork will work its charm.

Books can also be dependent on what room you’ll decorate it with. If it’s a potential home office, an encyclopedia set will be a nice touch. For the living area, you can put travel magazines to encourage wandering nomads to put roots down and buy a home for themselves. For children’s bedrooms, fantasy books are ideal; for younger ones, activity books would work just fine. Of course, cookbooks in the kitchen wouldn’t hurt, too.

Texture of the cover influences the price point

Texture of the cover influences the price point

Books also have this certain look about them; even for non-readers, one can spot which books are cheap and which ones are expensive. One example is for books that have fabric covers; this is generally considered to be a luxury item amidst the choices of paperback covers available in the market so this can somewhat elevate the overall look of your space. 

Remember, it’s all about the details.

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