After a year of my bookshelf becoming very cluttered and dusty, I decided it was time to re-organize it, and in-turn give my bedroom a new, fresh look. Below, you will find pictures of each section of my bookshelf, along with explanations on how I organized it, and other options to organize it yourself. You can also take a peek at all the lovely novels I have stocked on my shelves. Enjoy!
In my bedroom I have two thin bookshelves from IKEA on either side of a wall. Before, they were organized by series and non-series. This made it easy when picking the next book in a series, or recommending a stand-alone novel to someone. The only problem was that is wasn't very visually pleasing, and got cluttered very quickly. This time I decided to follow a path that is very visually pleasing, and organized my books by color. In front of some colors, I put small memorabilia that matched the color of the books, and it really added to making the shelf look cozy, but not cluttered. Other possibilities I considered when organizing were:
- by authors last name
- by height
- by genre
- by reading age level
Here is the red through light green section of my bookshelf. The novels I have are from ages 6 and up, so there are a lot of Children's novels and only a few YA. I highly recommend Me and Earl and the Dying Girl if you have yet to read it. The BFG is also a great book, despite being a children's novel. I have yet to see the movie, but really want to. In front, I placed a red colored pencil made with real wood and a small green trophy.
This shelf contains my dark green through blue novels. There were a lot in between those two colors, so I faded the blue dark to light instead of light to dark. My all time favorite book when I was little is found on this shelf, The Name of this Book is Secret. There is also the classic Mockingjay, and a few other silly children's reads. In front I put a box of motivational cards, and a small statue from Amsterdam.
On this shelf the colors fade from light blue to purple to pink and finally to white. The majority of the novels on this shelf are books I read when I was really little, including Flat Stanley, Charlotte's Web, etc. One of my favorite recent reads was Girl Online, which was written by a YouTuber. The main character is a blogger, which made the novel very relatable. In front is a little bobble head butterfly from Mexico and a stress baseball.
The last shelf fades from white to brown to black, and actually contains a lot of novels I have yet to read. I recently purchased The Rose Society, Lady Midnight, and Scarlet and I plan on reading them soon. A classic that I highly recommend reading Looking for Alaska is also found on this shelf. In front, I put an old pair of sunglasses.
That concludes my bookshelf tour! I hope you enjoyed looking through some of the novels I have, and maybe got a little inspiration for your next read. If you have other ideas on how to organize your bookshelf, comment them below! Also, if you re-organize your bookshelf be sure to tag me on Instagram or Twitter so I can see them! I hope you have a fantastic week!