Libraries provide so much warmth to a room. The stories swirling around in each of the books, and the stories of those who have read them are just waiting to be opened. Books can sometimes be a challenge to organize. Too many books is not a bad thing but it can be a cluttered disaster if not displayed correctly. The best way to organize books is not from biggest to smallest but by color. Grouping books by color is a quick way to bring order to a disorganized shelf. The variety of widths and heights of the books can be drastic and this will create a fun scattered line for your eye to follow. If you prefer to have a sleek look, then you can group by color and size but I prefer to have the variety of sizes. For long book shelves, lean a stack of books on their side with the binding side facing out (so you can read the title) and then use the rest of the shelf space for books in an upright position (again, with binding side out).
September 2010 Issue of C California Style
September 2010 Issue of Elle Decor