“Repurposing” Books

Why would you bother to read books when they make such great home accents? This article offers ten helpful tips, including: “Stack books on the floor or in baskets. The casual arrangement makes them inviting.” Or: “A lamp that is too low for its location can be raised by placing it on a stack of books. Custom bases can be ordered to raise lamps, but a stack of books is a more personal touch.”

And, if using books as decor isn’t your thing, they also make great pret-a-porter.