4 of the Prettiest Books to Decorate With

books to decorate with

I frequently get asked about the books around my house and what my favorite books to decorate with are.  If you’ve been following me for a while, you have probably noticed stacks of books everywhere…antique books, design books, photography books, cookbooks…you name it.  Yes, I love pretty picture books to look at, but more importantly they often serve as a base for a vignette in design.

Books are a way to add height, add color, and totally personalize your space.  When picking books, here are the three things that I usually look for:

-Is it a subject matter I’m interested in?  Travel, cooking, crafting, design, entertaining and photography are the most common themes you’ll see around my house.

-Is the cover or jacket of the book colorful and interesting…particularly the spine of the book, since that’s what you see mot of the time.

-The size of the book and whether or not it’s hardcover.  (with a few rare exceptions, I usually only buy hardcover)

Here are a few of my favorites that you’ve probably seen pop up in my pictures…

books to decorate with

Colorful Children’s Classics

Domino: The Book of Decorating: A Room-by-Room Guide to Creating a Home That Makes You Happy

The Things That Matter

books to decorate with

books to decorate with

books to decorate with

Allegra Hicks: An Eye for Design

Happy reading! 😉

Tammy

Tammy

Tammy

Owner at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog pinkpeppermintdesign.com. Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. Here on Pink Peppermint Design, she aims to share creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events, as well as her life, with thousands of readers every month. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.
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