A thoughtful, stylish and versatile hostess gift can be hard to find. Anthropologie has become a go-to destination for gift givers and happens to have some of my favorite 'novelties' (small pun intended) with their unique selection of books! Their uncommon binds are great for bookshelf and coffee table styling, and with an array of choices you can be sure to find something that pairs perfectly with your hosts personality and style! Did I mention the best part? These treasures are mostly under $30!
Take a peak at a few shortcut links with some of my favorite lifestyle book finds and tips on how to style them.
The key to styling is understanding your composition and knowing how you want the viewer to think or feel when they are in your space. Does the area that you are styling represent you or your home as a whole? Make your selections intentional, not accidental. However, don’t let that make you afraid to mix and match patterns and texture. This creates depth and dimension.
Make sure to place objects at varying heights to create an intentional direction and visual lines for the eye to follow.
Use decorative trays as vessels for your tabletop components. This can also help to limit the amount of items that you place on your table which can make it look cluttered.
Add a small pop of color. If your home is decorated in cooler tones, adding a small pop of contrasting color in a warmer tone will help to create a visual “wow” helping to balance out your space. A pop of color can be achieved through fresh flowers, a bright candle, or the books themselves.
Don’t be afraid to mix your style. Long gone are the days of matchy matchy. It’s OK to have a collection of mixed time periods, finishes, and styles. Choose elements that counter balance one another.
Metals are back in a big way. Using small decorative objects on your bookshelves and coffee table to prop up books or to place on top is a fun way to add an unexpected element to your space. These are items that can easily be switched out as trends come and go. Have fun here!!
We hope that you found our styling tips helpful. Be sure to tag us Instagram with how you styled your "novelties".