I love rooms filled with books, not just for show, but because the owners of the room actually love books. Some people just use books as a design prop. They may keep them covered with paper for visual serenity or turned backwards for uniformity on a shelf. I think books give a room character! I personally don’t think that books in a home should be considered clutter, but rather they can be a part of the authentic story of the people who live there.
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!