One thing we always bring to installs are piles and piles (and piles) of our favorite styling books. After all the furnishings are in, we spend days compiling all the best accessories, and the one thing we find always ties a space together: a good book or two (or ten). We typically style books based on their cover and spine color palette and design, and then go from there. I’ve always been a collector of beautiful titles because I love how they effortlessly tie together a corner, or coffee table, or shelf, to make them all the more interesting.
Tips For Styling With Books
A little designer tip: buy any and all books you come across that you love at first sight. If you’re trying to style an entire house in one sitting, it’s going to be a massive undertaking and books will probably be the last thing you think you need. So instead, invest in these keepsake staples piece by piece, over time, and display them around your home wherever they make you happy and wherever they help add a bit of personality. It’s one of the easiest ways to make a space feel more curated, personalized, and interesting. If you’re out to style a specific surface, then come up with a color palette and buy larger books within that tone. It really helps if you’re looking for an easy starting point with larger books as investment pieces.
These days, there are SO many good hardcover book options to choose from, so we’ve started rounding up a few of our favorite styling books to add to your collection. You can pair them together, mix and match, or add a new collectible to your growing collection.
Now, get to shopping and layering! We hope this roundup of our favorite styling books is helpful as you shop for those final decorative items for your home. Then, head to our affiliate shop to see the rest of our decor picks. Finally, let us know in the comments what you want to see next on the blog!