How to Arrange A Bookcase

Before & After Tips and Fixes

My name is Laurie Jones, an Indianapolis based interior stylist. My family recently bought a new home and I’m in the process of designing and organizing my office.

As an interior designer I’ve collected quite a large collection of books on design.  The first thing I needed to do was find a bookshelf to house them all.  I scored a major find when I ran across this campaigner shelf and bookcase.

I simply updated it by painting it a bright blue.  Once that was completed, all that needed to be done was to add the books.  When deciding how to organize them, I could’ve gone alphabetically by author or by topic like bedrooms, or living rooms.  I chose pretty, and by that I mean I organized them by color!

I have plenty of space left over for new books and even added some of my favorite items like my Jonathan Adler pottery and a few photos.

So the next time you’re looking for a fresh look, try switching those books around in your bookcase!!

DiggersList contributor Laurie Jones is an interior stylist/decorator who lives in Indianapolis, IN with her husband and daughter. To read more home-improvement ideas by Laurie Jones, visit her blog House to Your Home.

All photography by Skaie Knox, HomeJelly

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Skaie Knox is a storyteller on a quest to provide sparkling content through copywriting, songwriting and video production. She is founder of HomeJelly, Ruggable.com's key copywriter, a published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). For doable DIY video tutorials, subscribe to her HomeJelly YouTube channel (for link, click on my nose!).