Whether you live in a compact city apartment, or a sprawling suburban home, creating a space to show off your books gives you instant style status. It can be as simple as a neatly arranged shelf, or a whole wall filled with well-styled elements. And now is the ideal time to give it a go – during the long Canberra winter, when few things are more appealing than spending a few hours curled into an armchair with a pipping hot coffee.

Use your tomes as an interior design element in your bedroom, living room, dining room or home office – all ideas are welcome. Below, 17 images to inspire your home design ideas in creating the ultimate space to relax this weekend.

Architectural Digest + Australian House & Garden + Belle + MyDomaine + Pintrest + PopSugar + Tumblr

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