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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!

Photography by DITTE ISAGER

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. 

Photography by Brittany Ambridge

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. 


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. 

Photography by JAMES MERRELL

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.