Cluttered shelves is something we all have to deal with sooner or later. To gain insight into ways and means of organizing, take this quiz.
Apparently nothing gives more joy than shelves stocked full of books.
Not being able to find a particular book can cause frustration.
These rows and rows of books wedged together can be tiring to the eye.
Organize your books and choose what you want to display.
There are no rules, there are only suggestions. It's all a matter of personal taste.
It is a good idea to have a visual break from the books by displaying ornaments here and there.
Use attractively shaped and colored baskets, that are clearly marked. Careful choice of these baskets will help make them an integral part of the décor.
The picture area is divided into thirds, both horizontally and vertically. The meeting points of these thirds are where items of interest should be placed.
Add visual interest to your shelves by adding items that will be focal points at imaginary meeting points of the thirds. These items could be clocks, vases, plants or collectibles.
The moisture and sunlight required to nourish plants are detrimental to the books.
Keep fragile items on higher shelves, out of reach of curious young hands.
Install drawers or suitable baskets under the lower shelves for toys, remotes, magazines, crossword puzzles and anything else that needs a home.
A basket can be effectively used in the bathroom to organize personal care items for which there is no cabinet space.
The Dewey Decimal Classification system is used by libraries to organize books in a logical orderly way. Let's just do it in a logical, orderly way without the fancy title.
One way is to have the most used books on the easiest to access shelves, while the others rest on the highest and lowest shelves.
You could divide the books into three basic categories: fiction, non-fiction and reference.
Once the frequently used books are accessible you may want to arrange them according to subject matter.
Use a set of matching decorative containers to store your pens, paperclips, staplers and so on.
You could use collectibles, such as an antique camera or a mineral sample, as book stops.
Do what works for you no matter what any designer favors.