A bookworm’s home is a cozy one, filled to the brim with nonfiction and fiction titles in every nook and cranny. However, that often means that your ever-growing book collection feels like it’s taking over your house, with no real place to store it. Before you invest in yet another bookshelf, check out these creative tips for organizing your books.
- Declutter. Like with most organization efforts, the first step is ridding your book collection of clutter. Donate books that you haven’t looked at in years and start fresh with only the ones you really love.
- Choose a style of organization. Next, decide which type of book organization makes the most sense for you. Fiction and nonfiction? Alphabetically? By author? No matter which way you choose, it’s bound to make finding your books much easier.
- Place books on shelves. Once you decide on how to catalog your books, place them back on the shelves with the titles all facing in the same direction and the spines facing outward.
- Add some interest. To make your bookshelves look more visually appealing, intersperse your titles with stacks of books arranged vertically rather than horizontally. Add some pretty bookends, or even organize books by color for a designer-inspired look.
- Branch out. Don’t feel confined to bookshelves. Stack your books on coffee tables, on ledges or even across windowsills for a unique storage solution.