The way we see it, the benefit of having books in the home is twofold: There’s the enjoyment you get from reading them, of course, but also the enjoyment of living alongside them afterward. If your stack is feeling a little staid, consider arranging your books by color—a deceptively easy refresh that won’t cost you a dime. Find plenty of inspiration below, and get ready to bring even more personality and character to your space.
Create a Rainbow
If you’ve got multiples of every hue represented in your book collection, consider styling a colorful vignette that spans the spectrum. There are no rules here: Arrange books by like color in vertical stacks, create a horizontal rainbow on the shelf, or try any other configuration that suits your fancy.
Pick a Color
The color-blocking method works wonders in a monochromatic palette too. For a more focused—but equally statement-making—scene, pick a single color of books with which to outfit your shelves. Try using multiple tones of your chosen color to keep the look from feeling one-note.
If bold hues aren’t your cup of tea, fret not: Organizing books by color works just as well for those who are more inclined toward neutrals. A mix of tans, creams, blacks—even an all-white look—is the perfect way to add texture and character without going heavy on color.