Book lovers physical, -the nuance is important- we are still legion, although Marie Kondo is not among them. The reality is that the e-book has come to replace paper even among many hardcore readers.
The large-depth bookcase furniture that occupied at least one wall with which many of us have grown up have given way to lighter and shallower furniture -the mythical Billy from Ikea is 28 cm deep- in which to house books, magazines and other decorative objects with which they share space or not. Because one of the advantages of “la billy” is that it adapts to the standard size of a book so that you can fill a wall of these, taking up as little space as possible. But beyond if you are from Billy, from Kallax, or the more traditional format if you always have to try to create a beautiful composition on the shelf.
If your reading passion is moderate and your books do not overflow the shelf, these tips will help you create a nice reading corner that mixes books with objects (vases, boxes, sculptures or paintings) to give visual interest to your shelf.
But we insist, if your reading passion leads you to accumulate books to enjoy them and have them at hand whenever you want, You can have it arranged on your shelves so that they also continue to decorate the room in which they are.
1. Sort the books by size
Those taller and deep on one side, the medium-sized ones and the pocket-sized ones on another shelf (the latter can coexist with a photo or some decorative object in front of them), but the thing is that the bookshelf have a criterion for grouping.
2- Sort the books by concepts
It may be that in addition to books (paperback, hardcover, collector’s …) you accumulate magazines and these should also be grouped independently so as not to mix concepts.
3.- Sort the books by color
Perhaps this is the most decorative option for great readers who want to see the spine of books.
4.- Monochrome books (if you turn them over)
The option most chosen by decorators and interior designers It is this, although they are often opposed by great readers who cannot / want to live without having access to the spine of their favorite books.
5.- Horizontally and vertically
Books are not only stored vertically, but also horizontally and placed on top of a beautiful decorative object such as a candle or a small sculpture.
6.- Frames to hide some areas
If you still can’t get a nice lineup for your books, a good resource is place a small picture or frame with a photo in front of the books that can be easily removed but that hides a less decorative part in everyday life.
7.- Documents and “other papers” of the house in filing cabinets or beautiful boxes
If there is no other option than these documents are in view at least they do in beautiful boxes and filing cabinets that preferably should be placed on the highest or lowest shelves. In short, those that are less visible and reserve the shelf that is at eye level (approx 1.50 cm) for the best ordered books.
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