I mentioned on Instagram the other day that I love to see a room filled with books. I love rooms with books that are not just for show, but because the owners of the room actually love books. I think books give a room character and a story to tell. But somewhere along the way someone decided books in a home should be considered clutter. If you did want to have books on a shelf, they became like a prop covered with paper for visual serenity or turned backwards for uniformity.
Covering spines is an option if you prefer that look, but our family incorporates books into our decor because we just love books. Books hold memories and stories from our past and represent something important in our life. That’s what it means to me to decorate with what we love.
I think rooms with books are amazing, even with all the colors and different spines of the books exposed. I don’t think of books as only decorative objects, I just love the process of representing who we are and what we love into our home!