I have always said there is no such thing as too many books but this theory of mine has been severely tested lately. Ever since I got rid of the two big bookcases that were in our guest room, I have had to be a little more creative when it comes to figuring out where to put my books.
Here are 8 places I have come up with so far:
1. In a bin or a basket
I am always picking up fun bins or baskets when I find them on discount somewhere. They are an easy, inexpensive way to add pattern or texture to a room as well as storage. You can put just about anything in them, including books!
|Books In Baskets|
2. In A Bag
A book bag is a practical thing to have, especially if you and your books are on the move a lot. We keep ours on a hook in the hallway and use it for our library books.
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3. On A Chair
Chairs, like books, are something I have a lot of. When they aren't being occupied by cats or people, they make a great place for books.
|This chair is a beautiful family heirloom but not very practical|
for sitting, which makes it perfect for books!
4. Under A Nightstand
When I shop for tables or nightstands, I always look for ones that have a shelf underneath for books. If you don't have a shelf under your nightstand you could still stack books neatly beneath it on the floor.
|This nightstand with a drawer and a shelf was a flea market score!|
5. On A Bench
If you don't want books cluttering up your nightstand you could always put them on a bench at the end of your bed. You could also stack them beneath a bench.
|This little bench I found at a flea market was probably made for dolls but works great for books too.|
6. On A Dresser
A few favorite books and a cherished set of bookends can make a charming display on a dresser or any surface.
|These bookends are one of my favorite thrift store finds.|
7. On The Window Sill
Maybe it's not the most practical spot, but I do find myself using window sills as at least a temporary place to put my books. You could also put a shelf or a bench just beneath the window for books, or in my case, cats.
|Where Poe Meditates|
8. On Ledges
I am a big fan of display ledges and Hippie and I have made and installed them in several rooms of The Cabbage. They are a great place for art, knick knacks and, of course, books.
|These ledges we installed in the guest room|
allow my art books to be displayed as art.
Do you know of any other places for books that I may have overlooked? Please feel free to share them in the comments below and I will be sure to update you when I find more.
Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!
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