Books are the best decoration

Declared the legendary Billy Baldwin, “When you decorate with books, no color is ever wrong.”

Whether stacked vertically or running horizontally along a shelf, books instantly and inexpensively bring warmth, color and character to any room. Interspersing art and decorative accessories into a wall of books can increase the visual interest as well, but it is imperative to be judicial in your selections. A balanced, well-edited arrangement will bring a richness and depth to any bookshelf. Experiment with your own arrangements and change them often. Remember, no bookshelf or room is ever “finished”. They are like living beings, constantly evolving.

Tip submitted by:

Joy Rothman, IRN

Redecorating Joy, Middletown, NJ