Do you have some big old textbooks from school days that you know you’ll never use again but want to keep for sentimental reasons? Don’t keep them packed away, we’ve got a super simple idea for them that will take you seconds and cost you nothing.
Pick a hard-covered book and open it up to the centre (it doesn’t matter if the cover looks hideous or snooze-worthy because it will be face down). Simply fold over a few lots of two or three pages in towards the spine starting from the centre and you’ve got an instant decorative display add some warmth and dimension to a book shelf.
For more decorative ideas with books, see our post on vintage books.