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How to Organize Your Bookcase

Updated: Feb 5, 2023

Our top 3 tips for beautifully arranged bookshelves!

If you're tired of a cluttered and disorganized bookcase, start with these easy suggestions for a more visually appealing display (and nail that Zoom background look!)

1. Embrace the rainbow

If books aren't referenced regularly, forget alphabetizing and organize by color instead. I’m a big proponent of color-coordinated books.

They are so pleasing to look at and we look at them every day, which far outweighs the 30-seconds longer it may take to find the one you want, which only happens on occasion.

It's calming and pleasing to the eye (and makes a great Zoom background too).

2. Empty space is okay

You do not need to fill in every inch of your bookcase with something.

Consider the empty space a breath before you start the next thing - we need to breathe and so do our bookcases.

3. Keep it straight

Fight the impulse to angle decorative items toward the center of the room.

It will look more sophisticated with items facing straight out from the shelf.

For even more tips, check out our featured suggestions and others in this article on!

Happy Designing!

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