Whether you’re lucky enough to have built-ins or are just looking to spruce up a stand-alone unit, your bookshelves have tons of potential. With a few small updates, your bookshelves can become gorgeous statement pieces for any room. Here are our best tips for organizing your bookshelves.
1. Start From Scratch
The first step to organizing your bookshelf is to declutter. Remove everything it is currently storing and go through it book by book and item by item. Consider what should be kept and what can be thrown or given away. If you’re planning on using your bookshelves as an element of your room’s design, consider which pieces should be displayed and which ones can be stored elsewhere. Once you have decided what will stay on the shelf, you can start putting things back in an order that makes sense.
2. Add Storage
Now that you’ve gotten rid of a few extra items, you’ll have room to add storage containers. Whether you have space for a whole storage basket or just a small box, use the area to store blankets, remotes or other little trinkets that might not fit into the conventional shape of the shelves.
3. Personal Touches
With the practical side of the bookshelf figured out, it’s time to make it personal. Photos, plants and other touches will take your bookshelf from a functional element of your home and transform it into an aesthetic piece. If you don’t have extra space, these items can always be placed in front of a row of books. The colourful spines can be a beautiful backdrop for black and white photos and other items.
Using these tips your bookshelf will go from purely functional to a well-organized part of your home’s decor. Save this project for a weekend, a day off or even just a spare couple hours after work. This stylish and functional piece will add to any room!