DISPLAY YOUR BOOKS
There’s only so much room on the average coffee table, but consigning a beautiful volume to the bookshelf to make way for the next is inevitably a painful affair. Enter the picture shelf, which can exhibit your books in a much more creative way than simply showing their spines. Ikea’s ‘Mosslanda’ shelves (£8.95; ikea.com) are painted to match the wall in the home of interior designer Nina Holst (above), letting her books and prints do the talking. Norm Architects’ version in Kinfolk’s Copenhagen headquarters (right) is set back in a plaster alcove, creating room for other objects underneath the shelves.