One of my favorite go-to cheap decor ideas is an old stack of books. I don’t usually plan around this idea, and it isn’t my focal point, but it looks great on a side table or end table, shelves, mantle, or coffee table or ottoman. Or in that one place that you haven’t quite figured out what to do with.
There are so many things you can do with books. Get creative! Dig out your old college text books! We actually used a bunch of my husband’s old college engineering textbooks because they are old and look rough.
Check these little gems out. I am in love with these inventive ideas.