I love buying old books (you can find GREAT deals at salvation army or thrift stores) and taking those ugly paper slips off to expose their true cover! They usually have a very vintage and colorful look to them! So to add color to my side table, I put a couple books underneath my lamp (plus it added some height)!
Books are SUCH a great way to get creative and add not only character but COLOR to any room--and that my friends is why I love them so much! Here are some bookshelves that I really do A-D-O-R-E (minus the last one...that is just for a kicks and giggles)!