We love the idea of decorating with books because you're utilizing belongings you already have on hand. For instance, this small stack of hardback books in the bedroom instantly adds extra charm and color to the space.
Instead of using the top of her bedside table (which is prime real estate), Nan puts a floating bookshelf to work. Picking out her most colorful book spines, Nan places them neatly on the wall. The books can be rotated out if you're feeling more monochromatic but we're really liking this colorful display.
(Images: Nan Lawson)