My husband and I both love reading, and accordingly, have amassed quite a collection of books over the years. We made sure when designing our new house to have lots of built-in bookcases to house all of our books. When we moved, I swear most of our boxes were filled with books. I am definitely a “real book” reader- haven’t even tried the Kimble or whatever its called because I just love the feel of a book in my hand and, when I read in bed, I just prefer holding an actual book and turning the pages. Old-fashioned? Probably, but I like it that way. And I love decorating with books. You can tell a lot by a person by the books they read. In my house, you would guess I’m into God/religion/spirituality, decor, parenting/babies, fashion, and cooking. My husband’s books are all about business, law, and history. I’ve gotten a lot of inspiration for decorating with books from blogland and I especially love those “rainbow” bookshelves and wanted to try my hand at it. I’m pretty familiar with my books, so I’m sure I won’t have any trouble locating them even though they aren’t categorized by subject. Here’s my rainbow bookshelf in the upstairs hallway. All I did was group the books into rainbow order by their spines and then arrange them on the shelf. I reworked it a couple of times, and ended up with this: Here’s the close up: Here are a few other places in my home that I’ve used books as decor. Living Room Kitchen James’ Nursery Here are some of my inspiration images: *Flicker via Chotda Eccentric Scholar via Apartment Therapy *Malene Charles & Christine Martinez (both via Design Sponge) *Erin Gates former home. Elements of Style *Kelly Doust via Design Sponge *Leah Richardson *David Jimenez *J Crew *First image via science blogs. ********* I’m sharing this post with these fabulous blogs: A Few of My Favorite Things * All Thingz Related * Blue Cricket Design * C.R.A.F.T. * Fingerprints on the Fridge * Infarrantly Creative * Just A Girl * Keeping it Simple * Mad in Crafts * Me and My Bucket * Miss Mustard Seed * New Nostalgia * Remodelaholic * Seven Thirty Three * Serenity Now * Super Stinky Boys * Tatertots and Jello * The Inspired Room * The Shabby Chic Cottage * The Shabby Nest * Thrifty Decor Chick * Today’s Creative Blog * Under the Table and Dreaming and at these parties.