10 Surprisingly Cool Ways To Arrange Your Books

Though research claims that people are reading less these days, books are still an important decor element in our living spaces. (We do like to actually read them, too.) Having a well-curated bookshelf is something we're constantly striving for. After all, a good #shelfie speaks volumes about one's tastes and intellect.
Your stash of reading materials deserves to be seen in the best light possible. While bookends are the typical solution to keep everything orderly, they can be either terribly bland or seriously extravagant: As much as we'd love to own a set from Fornasetti, it's not too realistic with our current decorating budget.
Luckily, there are plenty of everyday home objects that can be repurposed as bookends while serving their original purposes. Read on for 10 inspired ways to update your reading nook.