I love decorating with vintage books. They add so much texture and character to built-ins, cupboards, mantels, kitchens, and more. I have collected vintage books for years now and thought I would take this chance to share 10 fun ideas for decorating with vintage books.
You can find vintage books at your local thrift shop, flea market, consignment shop, antique store, etc… And they are usually not that expensive to purchase. Here are a few of my favorites:
I love the touch of blue in these books! And partnered with the blue glass candlesticks and neutral colors, it really adds to that soft vintage charm.
If you like farmhouse style, a simple step stool with old books, candles, and spindles along with a drop cloth look so fun in a corner, sunroom, porch, etc…
Here are a few books with framed pictures as bookends! (My parents) 🙂
I found these vintage busts at a local consignment shop and they are so fun with the vintage books and neutral basket. I used to think busts were really creepy, but not anymore! Ha…
Love these black vintage books where I simply added a burlap bow and dried pale pink roses and placed them on our mantel for Valentine’s Day. It added such a romantic feel.
Love the small vintage books along with all my vintage flea market finds, decorated on the Built-Ins. Neutral colors with whites are so softening.
I found these printing press letters at an antique shop and love how they represent our state of Vermont (VT), and how the vintage books are green in color, also representing VT colors!
Adding vintage books to an old hutch in the dining room.
Luv this little vintage stand I found while thrifting in Maine and the vintage books look so cute with simple flowers on top!
I recently discovered Allison Ginn on Instagram. She folds and creates these amazing books. She customizes the book the way you want it to! You may check her work out at Fold Between the Lines.
I love switching up these Builtins. I don’t think they remain the same for more than a couple of weeks at a time!
old and new books can be used in so many beautiful ways.
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