Home Inspiration: Colour-coordinated bookshelf

Friday, March 4, 2011



For me all bookshelves (especially messy ones) are simply wonderful and each time I visit friends I love browsing though their collections and getting to know them more through what they read. Finally, last night I reorganized one of our book-corners and colour-coordinated all the books. Instantly the room transformed! I love how fresh and fun those book-arrangements look. Have you ever colour-coordinated your bookcase? xoxo

(photos via design*sponge)

39 comments:

pixelhazard said...

Aww look at all thos epenguin classics. Colour coordinated bookshelves are awesome but how would you ever find anything

Bright Green Laces

Styles 'n Cream said...

I think it looks very pretty but is it easy to find the book you are looking for?

Diana Mieczan said...

Rali, I think with smaller size bookshelves it's not a problem.

Kristina said...

I did it with mine last year, it looks much more organized and calm now, but now I always have to remember the colour of the book to be able to find it quickly :)

Sophie Delphis said...

I love books and bookshelves too. I have mine organized by tone too, but only fiction. I like to to have everything organized by category first!

Brooke said...

I'd be in heaven if I had this!

Jennifer said...

I've seen this look in a few places -- it's so much fun! Your bookshelf becomes a work of art instantly!

theappletea said...

suuuuuuuuuuuper!!!!!!!!!!
have a great sunny day sweetie!

Chapstick Fanatic said...

ugh i need to get a book case. my books are all in piles in our guest bedroom. i am hoping to find one thrifted and then refinish it.

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Marjorie Rose said...

My closet, yes..my bookcase, not really. I put the beiges, grays, blacks and whites as neutrals along with other colors so it's not too coordinated. Hmm.. maybe I should try it.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

What fabulous inspiration! I actually need to reorganize my bookshelves. I'm getting rid of a lot of old books. Will definitely be color coordinating :)

Have a great weekend, sweetie! xoxo

Diana said...

Ive seen a few of these book shelfs before and I love them. They are so bright and fun and would just make any room pop! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

tanvii.com said...

Thanks for the much needed inspiration. I need to rearrange my book shelf NOW! :)

Cara said...

Love that last photo!
Happy weekend doll!
<3 Cara
Lilac and Grey

Bestie said...

i do this in my kids room and it makes me feel so good, even when there are toys ALL OVER THE PLACE!

happy friday!

Paul & Paula said...

our books are arranged by colours too... so fun!
happy week end love!

Staley Mc said...

This looks so neat but I don't have enough colorful books to do this! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

p.s. I received my necklace from Ruche yesterday and I love it! Thanks so much!

Googlover/keishua said...

colored coded bookcases that's a great idea.

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww..so happy you got it, Staley:)

Diana Mieczan said...

That is a great idea, Kristina. Thanks!

Krystal said...

i looove it :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Aww! We need more books to color coordinate but would if we could!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I like browsing messy bookshelves but keep my own fairly tidy. Those flowers in the last photo are beautiful. Must bring some home today :)

fashionhogger said...

Gosh, that is such a cute idea - who knew it would change up a room! Great idea!

Zondra Art said...

I love books, great and very interesting idea dear Diane!
Kisses and happy weekend.

Courtney Erin said...

I love this but it would never work for me - I have too many books and they're all academic monographs that I have organized by subject!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

oh, this is AWESOME! now i'm thinking i might need to rearrange mine...:P

ps - this is how my closet is organized. it makes me happy everytime i walk in. maybe when i fix a few organizational problems i'll post some photos on my blog. :)

Sara Szatmary said...

Oh goodness... if only I was organized enough to pull that off...

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

i love decorating with books and this is such a fun idea!

Melanie's Randomness said...

I love LOVE the idea!! I think I'm going to do this to one of my shelves!! =)

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Marissa said...

I tried to do this with my own bookshelves, but it just doesn't look as good. Oh, well. Have a lovely weekend, sweetie!

its simple love said...

I have tried this with my books... I need more colorful ones! ha ha. I love that last book shelf though, looks retro.

Rachael

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

i love this idea! right now we have our large bookshelf organized by type (fiction, non, art, cookbooks, h's medical/econonmic/nerdy books) but this would be fun to try! xoxo jcd:: cornflake dreams

jonalynn said...

I believe in the power of a beautiful color-coordinated bookshelf, too!

I even color coordinate mine and my fiance's closets. :)

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Amber Blue Bird said...

thats a really great idea, i will be trying this out as soon as I start my sprang cleaning

La Feem said...

Love it, very cool idea. xo

Stephanie said...

I love that framed message. It's so sweet!

Annie said...

I think I really like this idea and might reorganize this way this weekend!! :)

Oh, My Darling said...

Off topic, but I love the print on the wall in that first picture. So fun!

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