Friday, January 9, 2009


I've been trying to get my guest room in a bit more order and part of that was re-organizing my bookshelf. I've always been a bit confused as to how to order my books. Genre by author? Completely by last name? Do books without authors go under the title? Do they get mixed into the authors or do they go in their own section? I finally found a solution! Sort them by color! I thought it was fool proof. Little did I expect to be sitting in the middle of a pile of books asking myself, "Is that a pale green or blue? Or....purple? hmm..."

Anyway. Here is what I came up with:

And then I realized I forgot about a number of books. So, it looks like this.

I totally used books as shelves up there at the top.

And here are a few close-up shots of some of the "colors." (If you're a "book person" I think you can click on these to make them bigger. You book people can tell me which books you love/hate, ask me questions about books, whatever. Have at it!)

Oranges and reds.

I like this shot. The aesthetics of the two colors next to each other appeals to me as does the small amount of diversity of the titles.

Seemed appropriate for the top of a color-coded bookshelf. And I love the little vase.

The yellow section is so much brighter in person.


  1. I really like color-organized bookshelves. If anyone has more than just a handful of books the shelves start to look really messy. Sorting them by color is by far the easiest and most fool-proof way of making your shelves look organized and the room less cluttered.

    Yay for you! :D

  2. RL and I's task for tommorrow.....organizing our bookshelves. Oi I'm sure it will take all day to finish. I'm looking forward to rediscovering books I've forgotten about. ;-)

  3. That turned out great! If only I could get organized once and for all!