I've spoke before about how I'm constantly reorganising and changing up my bookshelves. When I look at my bookshelves I like to feel happy at the sight before me, and for that reason I make my shelves visually pleasing to my eye, however there are a great number of ways in which you can organise your bookshelves... Today I'm sharing five of those.
One of the most common ways to order your books is alphabetically - this is a great way of organising for those who are keen on having a proper system in place that helps you to keep track of all your books, with each title being easily locatable. It works well for libraries, so why not your own book collection?!
Deep down I absolutely love this idea, and had I been someone who tracked their reading from very early on, I would be tempted to organise my books chronologically. Ordering books in chronological order - starting from your first read book and onwards - is basically a visual reading record. I think this system would be particularly great for those who have a hard time getting rid of books and keep pretty much all the books they read.
Taking even more inspiration from the library, you can organise books by genre. If you're someone who reads quite widely, as opposed to sticking to the same two or three comfort genres, then this system would be wonderful for you. You could even transform your book collection into your very own library by organising by genre, and then alphabetically within said genre.
In the past couple of years organising your books by colour has become a bit of a trend of sorts, but there is no denying how beautiful colourful bookshelves look! Organising your books by colour is a perfect method for those who aren't fussed on a fully functioning system, but are keen on visually appealing shelves.
Lastly I want to touch upon styling your bookshelves, which in itself can cover a multitude of elements. Styled shelves are perfect for the visual and creative types, plus also those who don't own too many books as you can fill out your bookcase a bit. Elements for styling your shelves can include stacking your books both horizontally and vertically, adding trinkets + ornaments + photo frames, placing your favourite cover front facing in order to highlight them, painting the backboards of your case in order to have colour peeking through, and even adding life to your shelves with flowers and greenery.
I don't organise my shelves specifically in one way, as you'll see from my picture above: I have a shelf for books by one of my favourite authors, I have some arranged by colour, some aren't even 'technically' organised I just liked how they looked. I'm keen to hear how you organise your books, whether that be the one method or a mixture.