Patterned book jackets

watercolour covered books

watercolour covered books

I love a home with plenty of books, but let’s face it: they don’t always go with the decor.

With the landing bookcase I shared yesterday, I want a classic look that’s a lot more toned down than much of our home. I’m planning to enlarge and frame a black and white wedding photo to hang above it, so too many garish book spines will ruin the look.

I found these gorgeous watercolour patterns over at August Empress. I simply printed them out on my home printer, cut to size and folded around the books (if they’re books you use often, I’d suggest protecting them with clear contact).

I used (from top):
Chevron watercolour pattern
Geometric watercolour pattern (subtle light grey so it’s hard to see in the photo)
Floral watercolour pattern

The patterns are free for personal use and there are more colours and patterns than I’ve shown here, so head over to check them out.


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