One for the Books

I caught the decorating bug recently, but as a student my “make the apartment pretty” budget is fairly tiny. So, I’ve been looking for low-cost yet cute and unique options to add some flair to our little home. One of my favorite things right now is as darling as it is inexpensive- Books! They add an extra dimension to an area, plus you might even read them 😉

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I’ve had a lot of luck finding cool looking vintage books at second hand and thrift stores, sometimes for as little as 10 cents.

Some of my favorite antique books are family heirlooms- These ones are my Great-Great Grandpa’s books that he passed down to us. They are all suede or leather, and are from the early 1900’s.

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One of my favorite things about these books is that he printed his name in them. It’s such a cool little piece of family history.

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Another one of my favorites is actually one I picked up thrifting in London. There are so many cool antique book shops in the area, so if you’re ever across the pond, checking some out is a definite must. This is a copy of Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility” from the mid 1900’s. This one has some writing in it too, which I think makes it extra special. Plus, who wouldn’t love those pictures??

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Check out my Pinterest for some of my favorite ways to incorporate books into your decor.

What are some of your tips for inexpensive decorating? Let me know!

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