How to Frenchify Your Bookshelf

how to frenchify your bookshelf everyday parisian

My books were the first things to be unpacked in the new place. There were boxes of them! In my old place, there just wasn’t room for them all. I tucked them away all over the apartment, on my coffee table, nightstand, entry table, I even had an empty bench full of them. It may sound silly, but my books have brought me comfort over the years. On quiet, lonely nights they kept me company, and being reunited feels like I am seeing my long lost friends. Now, they are all in one spot which not only makes me happy but reminds me of a few books that have been on my list that I forgot I owned.

I always think it is good to have a few books on hand for when you finish one, you have a new one to grab.

how to frenchify your bookshelf

how to frenchify your bookshelf everyday parisian

The bookshelf was here when I moved in, but I found one very similar here. Also below are a few other options depending on your space and budget.

how to frenchify your bookshelf everyday parisian

Standout books from this shelf include: The Paris Wife, Sarah’s Key, and The Paris Apartment.

how to frenchify your bookshelf everyday parisian

Favorite Books

The Nightingale and All the Light We Cannot See have been favorites for years and I have been in a book hangover ever since.

how to frenchify your bookshelf everyday parisian

how to frenchify your bookshelf everyday parisian

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  1. I love that books can be such a creative way to provide decor for any space and bring character to it! And if the style can be frenchified; there’s nothing like it! Thank you for the ideas and suggestions!

  2. I would be interested in more specifics on books: favorite fiction vs nonfiction, books that will transport you to Paris in the past, best books set in present times, memoirs, cookbooks you use most often, etc. 🙂

  3. I love your bookcase! You many of the books I have read and loved also. Books make a home feel comfortable. Enjoy your new place! Thank you for the the time you put into your posts. They are wonderful and I so appreciate you.

    • Thank you so much, Debra! I am really happy you enjoyed the post. I appreciate you too!! xo I hope you are doing well and staying safe and healthy.

      Keep in touch.

  4. Books are the BEST comfort. I’m adding so many of these to my TBR pile. Also, the cabinet is a dream.

    • Hi Alex!

      I am so happy you agree. I just bought a new book to add to the shelf. I need to get back in the reading habit too.

      I hope you found some good new ones for the TBR pile. Keep me posted on how it goes.


  5. We have so many of the same favorites! Have you ever read A Year in Provence? Might be my all-time fave. Also, that Adam Gopnik book was my comfort read during the aftermath of 9/11.

    • Hi Liza,

      I haven’t read a Year in Provence. I am adding it to my Amazon cart now! Thank you for the suggestion. xo

  6. We were career military, moving every 2-3 years & I always ended up decorating around my books…in the bedroom, dining area, kitchen & in the linen cupboards. I wanted my friends around me..

    • I love it! I am happy to hear you feel the same way. They provide so much comfort. I definitely have a book hangover after a few and I miss the characters long after the story is over.