Books add color to your life, so why not use them to add color to your home? If you’re a book lover who actually loves the real thing- real pages and real paper- and you can’t bear to part with any part of your beloved book collection even though you have an eReader, here is a way to keep those books as decoration instead of clutter.
Instead of a messy bookshelf like this:
Why not organize books like this?
Remember ROYGBV as a child? That’s red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, the colors of the rainbow. If you don’t want to organize your books by author or title (I never did- they were stacked willy nilly on my shelves), you can organize your books in the order of a rainbow, adding color and visual beauty to the room that holds your library. A rainbow bookshelf is not only pretty, it will bring some attention to some long-forgotten books as guests scan your organized library of colorful books.
If you have fewer books or a single bookshelf, instead of organizing books across a whole book shelf, you can still use ROYGBV on a single shelf to look like this:
My inspiration for my book organization is this dreamy home library…the rainbow bookshelf looks like artwork and is a fabulous way to display a lifetime of book collecting: