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Unique Ways to Organize Books

Jul 16 2014 - 4:04am

As an English major, cook, and writer, I've accumulated hundreds of books that constantly pour out of my four bookshelves. Living in a studio apartment, it's sometimes difficult to organize my chaotic piles of books. If you have a similar problem, here are five charming ways to organize your gigantic book collection. Now get to stacking!

— Additional reporting by Lisette Mejia

Photo: Lisette Mejia

On a Coffee Table

Large, colorful books are coffee table staples [1]. All you have to do is stack three or four on top of one another, and voilà! You've got a sophisticated look.

Source: Domino Magazine [2]

To Fill Awkward Space

We've all got nooks and crannies that are hard to style. Take a cue from this look and fill those spaces with books. Arrange them vertically or horizontally — either way, you can't go wrong.

Photo by Love Is My Favorite Color [3] via Style Me Pretty [4]

As Organized Chaos

Is this the most organized way to display books? No. Does it work? Absolutely. Mix books and magazines, and stack 'em high for a look that's effortlessly cool.

Source: Domino Magazine [5]

To Complement Your Accents

If you collect fabulous books, display them front and center. We love how these black and white reads match the fun zebra accent that sits on top.

Photo: Lisette Mejia

On Your Staircase

To pull off this eye-catching look, simply pull a selection of hardcover tomes in a coordinating color palette, and get to stacking. A book-lover's dream, isn't it?

Photo by Russell Goeken via Lonny.com [6]

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