Wednesday, 4 April 2012

got any books?


As a lover of books I'm always interested in seeing how people arrange them and I cannot imagine a home without books. That look in the top photo with bookshelves extending from floor to ceiling is something I'd love to have in my future home - I have a crush on that reading nook. I love it when the ceiling is so high that you have a reason to add a ladder to reach the books in the top shelves. Add a fireplace to that equation and my knees go weak.

I like my books where I can see them, I need them to be accessible, and I like to have a few of them spread around the home, on a coffee table, end tables, etc. I think there is only one way of storing books that I cannot stand and that is arranging them in shelves by colour. I can't even look at it.

What about you, how do you arrange your books? If you arrange them by colour you can say so, I won't bite.

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9 comments:

  1. Two lovely *book spaces*!

    My books are everywhere in the house.
    Just like you described!

    ♥ Franka

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  2. Love a home full of books. I have books on a low cabinet that stretches across a wall in the living room - so there is plenty of space for books and magazines - the magazines are stacked in date order of course! All handy for me to pick up and flick through. :)

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  3. You've touched a sensitive cord, Lisa. I never get enough of photos with bookshelves and I always rearrange mine: I have two: one in the living room and the other one in my home office. But there is a coffee table too and the bedroom night stands. :) You know books play an important part in my life. And home, apparently. But I never arrange them by colour, but by field of interest. Love the second image especially. xo

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  4. Books, glorious books! I couldn’t imagine not being surrounded by all my favourite books, they bring me so much joy and comfort. We have a very small house so books dominate each room – at the moment they are arranged in 2 full-to-bursting bookcases behind the sofa. I must admit that I quite like books arranged by colour but I would never have the time or patience to do that myself!

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  5. Our home is full of books so many we have no where near enough shelves to put them on, another handyman project once the house is painted!
    I love books so much, just to look at them is so comforting:)
    The arrangements vary from topic to authors and sometimes colour matching!!!!!
    Wendy x

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  6. I collect books (vintage mainly...with dust jackets hmm) of various authors, so I usually try and have a shelf per author...sort of...it's a bit of a mess really.
    xxx

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  7. this reminds me i need more bookshelf space!

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  8. I love having books in my room! So far, they aren't very organised apart from by series, but I am thinking of arranging them by colour! It just looks really good in a room I think :) x

    Kate {Something Fabulous}
    http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

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  9. This is what I need in my life: a chaise longue and a library. Throw in a pot of green tea and I'll be there!

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