By Domino Staff

Published on June 4, 2014

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Photography by Brittany Ambridge

color coded. 

Although you can’t judge the contents of a book by their cover, you can definitely decorate with them!  For a colorful way to showcase your texts, organize by grouping similar spine hues!

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vivid vignette. 

No matter what color-palette you’re working with, a well-curated bookshelf is also a great place to display your beloved baubles and artifacts. Dress up a sparse shelf with a bold vase or a small piece of artwork. 

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covert classic.

 For a more clean and subdued look, use book covers to create a uniform style for your texts. Covering your books with classic craft paper—or even recycled paper grocery bags—is an easy way to keep your collection both protected and organized. 

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center stage. 

Display your oversized coffee table books on a pedestal to let them make their own artistic statement. Or, for a more layered look, try stacking your texts to elevate and display your favorite sculpture pieces. 

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backwards thinking. 

For a quick way to scale down an overwhelming book collection, try turning your books backwards to organize them by their muted pages. It creates a cohesive look with a tailored feel that balances out large shelves.