I’m a big fan of using books in my home decorating, but a pile of books with nothing on top just looks…empty. You need a book topper. A what? Yes that’s right I called it a book topper. A book topper is just something you put on top of your pile of books to finish it off and create a little vignette.
What do you use as a book topper? I have previously written some tips on choosing a book topper in Home Decor Styling Secret 1. Today, I want to share some of my favourite book toppers that you can use.
Straight & Square Book Toppers
Stay with the straight lines of the books, and use a glass or decorative box as your book topper.
Contrasting Shape Book Toppers
Contrast the straight lines of the books by using a book topper with a rounded or more organic shape.
Blue coral available from Daly House Lifestyle
Add a Touch of Nature
Add flowers or greenery to the mix.
Book Topper Ideas:
- Glass box
- Bone inlay or other decorative box
- Coral, shells and driftwood
- Ginger Jar, blue and white china
- Pot plant
- Sphere shaped decor
- Star shaped decor
GREAT DECORATING BOOKS
Here is where you can get some of the books featured in this story: The Joy of Decorating by Phoebe Howard | Island Style by India Hicks | Country by Jasper Conran | How to Decorate by Shannon Fricke | Romantic Style by Selina Lake & Sara Norrman | Vintage Chic by Cabbages & Roses | New Vintage by Tahn Scoon | The Pottery Barn books are over 10 years old. You may be able to find second hand copies on Amazon.
So what do you use as a book topper? Let me know. Don’t say a box of tissues on a pile of magazines next to the bed – I already have that one covered.