With the advent of World Book Day, why not turn your love of reading into a design feature?
1 Shine a light
Brighten your home with this delicate book light from Lumio. The piece looks like a book when closed, so it can be discretely stowed on a shelf, and can be charged via USB, so there are no ugly cables to contend with.
• Book light, Dh1,400, The Odd Piece, Al Serkal Avenue, Dubai
2 Cooking the books
Even if you’re not much of a cook, fool people into thinking otherwise with this cheeky Cookbook storage tin from The Oak Room. It holds everything from favourite recipes to knick-knacks.
• Cookbook storage tin, Dh103, www.oakroomshop.co.uk
3 Find your mark
Most bookworms can attest to the frustration caused by a lost bookmark. This delightful Book Rest Lamp from Suck UK not only saves your place, but also acts as an additional light source for late-night reads.
• Book Rest Lamp, Dh200, www.redcandy.co.uk
4 Gothic revival
Bram Stoker fans will want to hang this framed book page from Dracula for all to see. The background features an early scene from the novel, along with a quote from Dracula himself, laid over the text in bold lettering.
• Framed book page, Dh128, www.in-spaces.com
5 Stacking shelves
A messy bookshelf can ruin your decor. So consider livening up your space with this Conceal invisible bookshelf from Umbra, which will make it look like your favourite tomes are floating across the wall.
• Conceal invisible book shelf, Dh54 (small), www.redcandy.co.uk