Many years I lamented the squareness of my bookshelf. That bookshelf is so square, no matter which organization method I chose, practically every single cubby would have a gap. I detested that because this meant I couldn’t organise according to author, which is how I wanted to arrange my books for the longest time. In the end I settled for arranging books according to size, just so I wouldn’t have any ghastly gaps.
Last year I decided to try something new to me: arrange books according to colour. I had my reservations because I wondered if I would be able to find my books again. I didn’t think I’d be able to remember the colour, let alone shade of every title. I was right, I don’t remember all the colours. But since I don’t own a million books, I still manage to find any given title fairly quickly.
The best part about colour organising bookshelves is that they instantly brighten up any room with the vibrant pops of colour. And most importantly, gaps are so much easier to fill because my books don’t have to be in a very specific spot as they would have to be in bookshelves organized accord to author or title.
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I just rearranged my bookshelf by color, and I wish I had a bigger bookshelf and more books so it would be more awesome. It’s pathetic that my shelf is shorter than I am, and I’m around 5 foot five. :/ It’s pathetic.
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Jade @ Life's Open Pages says
I can see why a colourful bookshelf would brighten up a room – they are very appealing to the eye.
I don’t mind having gaps on my bookshelf… It makes me think I have space to fill :-P
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I really love fun, colorful bookshelves like that! I had mine for a while before I switched bookshelves and now everything isn’t really organized at all…I think that was a great solution to your problem though. I might try it again for spring.
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