Creative ways to Organize Your Bookshelf

I don’t know about you, but I hate it when my bookshelf looks like it belongs in a library. If you are looking for a creative way to organize your books and add interest to your decor then you should definitely try one of these!

1. Rainbow/by Color

Organizing your bookshelf by color took the book community by storm. It’s a fun, bright way to organize your shelf!


  • bright and fun
  • an eye-catching way to decorate without actually having decor


  • Books in series will get separated
  • Can be difficult if you don’t have a lot of books

2. Size

The most satisfying way to organize your shelf! This is my favorite way to organize my own bookshelf.


  • Looks very clean
  • Satisfying


  • Series can get separated
  • What to do with the odd-sized books that don’t match?
  • Books aren’t always the same size

3. Backward

Turning your books around has become a trend. Not only does it add to an aesthetic, but it also adds a lot of interest to your bookshelf (just as long as you don’t mind people asking why you arrange them like that).


  • Looks clean and aesthetically pleasing
  • Adds interest to a space
  • All your books are in the same color family
  • Hides books that you don’t want to display (like textbooks)


  • Sprayed edges
  • You don’t know which book is which
  • Doesn’t work for every style

4. Front-facing

Display your favorite books right in front, so everyone can see the gorgeous cover!


  • Can save or even take up space
  • display your favorite books and collectors/special editions
  • Looks unique
  • Looks so good with nerdy nicknacks


  • There isn’t any!
  • Unless you don’t want your shelf looking like a Barnes & Noble display…

Which one is your favorite? How do you decorate your book shelf?

Thanks a bunch!

— Sarah


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