Books instantly add a layer of warmth, interest, history, and permanence to ANY home.
Everyone has them, and depending upon your home's style, they can add color, height, weight and a sense of "home". If you've actually read them, it tells a bit about who you are and what you believe in. Most of the books in our home have been read (some many times over), but some I have just because I love the look and feel of the leather and the gold embossed letters!
My home is older and more traditional, so I tend to use big old tomes. In a modern style home I would reach for sleek, smooth volumes with coordinating pops of color.
Remember; YOUR home, YOUR style.
How about you? Do you surround yourself with books? Do you get rid of them as soon as you are finished reading them? Have you used them in your home's décor? Tell me the things you do with books - you know I love hearing your creative ideas and thoughts and questions!