inspiration seems to strike at the oddest time for me. i was busy with another project, when my book shelves caught my eye. i started looking at the colors on each shelf, then looked around the room. then i was hit with an idea! i love when that happens!
i’ve organized my bookshelves before be ROYGBIV order (rainbow order), but never included accessories in it. i decided to try making each shelf focus on a different color, or group of colors.
the first shelf started with reds and oranges. i added a couple accessories on each shelf that don’t match exactly, like the old print blocks on top of these books.
look closely at my collection of books in the following pictures – they totally make me laugh because of their randomness: greek philosophers, an organizing book, prayers for husbands, sewing books and a vintage dictionary. love it ;)
it was fun shopping my house for colorful accessories
along with the green books, i added in the black and white on either end. i love the look of the shelf packed with books, but didn’t have enough of just green.
this side of shelves is not quite as bold as the left, but still fun.
again, a funny mix of book titles
along with the blue books on this shelf, i mixed in silver accessories: a tackle box, and silver footed bowls and cups.
the bottom shelf is organized in its own way, not by color, but by history. at our school, we study history in a 4-year cycle, so the books to the left are on the ancients, the middle ages, the renaissance, and early american history.
how often do you rearrange your shelves? i probably do it a few times a year, whenever the inspiration strikes!