The individuals who truly know me will verify that I am a nerd chick at heart. So, when it comes to books, if I am not reading one, they can be visibly seen displayed beautifully throughout my home. Books will always have a special place in my world. I understand the power of books, and some can hold the key to profound knowledge. So, therefore, I make sure I surround myself with them because I adore their presence. In this modern time, digital has taken over, but I firmly believe that regardless of me owning a lot of digital objects that can store books, they will never take the place of me holding a book, turning the crisp pages, profoundly becoming an actual character, or just reading to gain more knowledge.

Regardless, books are forever, and that is why I make sure to incorporate them throughout when I am transforming and designing rooms. Also, even if it is only a couple of books, I strongly encourage for at least a few to be displayed — the possibilities of the colors, decorated spines, designed covers that are endless as far as style and creativeness of texture, fabric, or unique material, it is impossible to cover all the different details and looks that books possess. The look of books is ever-changing. Moreover, when incorporated throughout interiors, they add character, color, texture, can become a piece of art (especially when displayed vertically), as well as become a focal point. Do I need to explain more about why books are a must when designing?

Checking out some rooms below that are beautifully designed with books, keep in mind, above all, good design is about displaying books uniquely. Remember, books themselves are considered art.

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Kimberly C. Lyons

Principal Interior Designer and founding owner of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC (Interior Design Company), Kimberly has been slaying interiors since forever. She refuses to partake of what is known as ordinary when it comes to designing interior or exterior spaces. Kimberly already acknowledges that she is considered a rare breed when it comes to splashing her signature touch within a space. She loves designing fabulous interiors & exteriors. She is obsessed with super bold color, the phrase I dare you, and lives for going outside the box when creating a unique and powerful wow factor. Kimberly is definitely not afraid to break some major design rules!