Did you know that having books in your home is the key predictor of your child’s academic success?
It’s not even reading to them, not fighting the other parents to get your little precious into the Ivy-league tracked preschool, just having lots of books. Books matter more than if the parents attended college. Don’t blame the messenger; I’m really only talking about decorating with books today. I just wanted to poke some fun at all the helicopter parents out there worried about the precious child not succeeding in life if he doesn’t go on an archaeological dig and speak Mandarin before the age of 3. Heh. Here’s the study link.
You still with me? Good. Now let’s talk decorating with books.
How about going out into the garage, down into the basement, or up into your attic and grab a dusty box of books? Those books that have been long ignored but you just can’t bear to give away? Spend a bit of time reintroducing them to your life and strewing them about your home: stack some on your coffee table, elevate a vase by putting a couple underneath, display a few in an unexpected place.
Pour some tea, grab a great book and pat yourself on the back.
Oh, what’s that? Need some design inspiration? So glad you asked…here you go!