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Smart Coat Rack

Put those unread words to good use by creating a colorful book coat rack that any bibliophile would admire. Just imagine the effect this functional and fabulous piece would have on your entryway.

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Book Binder Archway

Built from a collection of bookbinders whitewashed to look ancient and dusty, this bookbinder archway is incredibly innovative and unique, and an immediate eye-catcher.

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Color-Coded Display

You don’t have to change your books at all to try out this decor trick. Choose one accent shade or any color-combo, and put your beautiful books, old and new, on display.

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Coffee Table Detail

In order to arrange the perfect coffee table display, a bit of intelligent detail is needed. Add a book or two to a coffee table tray, top it off with an interesting detail, and easily impress your guests!

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Lovely Mantel

Stacks of shiny, red hardcovers create an excellent Valentine’s Day mantel. With the right creativity, colorful books can create any seasonal design or image you can dream up.

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Intelligent Design Mailbox

Remove the old pages from any thick hardcover book for an interesting and unique mailbox, perfect to characterize your house as that of a book fan.

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Collection on Display

Why use a plain shelf to display your favorite collections, when you can take an artistic turn, with layered heights of colorful books, to create an interesting and beautiful collection display.

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Succulent Stories

Have you ever heard of a story coming to life? Well here’s a great example. Book planters are a fun and original way to combine pages and plants in perfect decor harmony.

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Book-Book Shelf

Though this shelf looks like it’s levitating, it’s actually resting on a wall bracket, making it not only an interesting wall detail, but also the most literal bookshelf ever!

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Black, and White, and Read All Over

Could anything be better for a true book lover than wall-to-wall reading material? This creative decorator used the heavily scripted pages of an old volume for amazing book page wallpaper.

This article was written by Hometalk Editor Tikva Morrow. Hometalk.com is the largest home and garden social network on the web. Millions of homeowners and professionals use Hometalk to share their knowledge and inspiration, ideas, and advice.