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:

Anonymous said...

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

Bright Green Laces

*** 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 T said...

I'd be in heaven if I had this!

Jen 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!

The Everything List 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!

Tanvi said...

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

Lilacandgrey 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!

Unknown 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!

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!

k said...

i looove it :)

little luxury list 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!

Anonymous 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
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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 W. 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 said...

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

Heather Feemster 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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