By Anna Kocharian

Published on February 14, 2016

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Photography by Brittany Ambridge

We see them. We dream of them. We want them in our own homes. Here’s how to bring in color (in an orderly fashion, of course!). 

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Photography by FRANCOIS DISCHINGER

When a mismatched collection of titles evoke a cluttered scene, this simple organizational method establishes a sense of cohesiveness throughout the space.

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Photography by JOSHUA W. MCHUGH

They create an aesthetically-pleasing essence within a space. Elevate the look with chic touches in complementary tones and metallic accents. 

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Photography by MATT ALBIANI

Some of us lack the time (and patience) to organize shelves by genre, title, alphabetically – you name it. This simple solution takes away all the fuss and is even easier to maintain!

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Photography by Brittany Ambridge

It adds a refreshing and modern dynamic to classic interiors with bold colors and old-world style.

Here’s how you can personalize your space with a bookshelf

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When working with an exclusive palette, monochrome shelves become an extension of the space, instilling a continuous flow within the decor. 

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Photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE

This animated arrangement, which doubles as a learning tool, encourages the little ones to explore color through organization. 

See more creative decorating ideas for kids here.