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Easy Decor: Books Arranged by Color

Easy Decor: Books Arranged by Color

Here’s a roundup of an idea we love: bookshelves with books arranged by color, in both private homes and public spaces. Use what you already have to create a whole new look for a room.

Above: Chris Cobb, a San Francisco artist, organized the entire stock of Adobe Bookshop in SF by color as an art installation. See more photos at Flickr.

Above: The home of Thibault de Montaigu and Sofia Achaval in Paris; see the interiors at The Selby.

Above: A private library in the UK; photographed by Simon Watson.

Above: Simple industrial shelves with color coded books; image via Making Life a Little Sweeter.

Above: Vitsoe shelves with color-themed book arrangements; via Flickr.

Above: The Laudromat Cafe in Copenhagen, discovered via The Style Files.

Above L: Another bookshelf in the Paris home of Thibault de Montaigu and Sofia Achaval, via The Selby. Above R: A bookshelf on Erik Heywood’s blog.

For more fun with books (and a DIY idea), see Remodelista’s post, Accessories: Book City Covers.

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11:04AM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

Thank you for this wonderful article.

7:48AM PDT on Sep 1, 2012

ne nije za mene

3:02PM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

search & retrieval would be tough... :-(

3:02PM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

search & retrieval would be tough... :-(

5:58PM PDT on Aug 29, 2012

interesting, but i'd never be able to find anything arranged by color.

10:26AM PST on Jan 23, 2011

Interesting post. I like arranging my by subject, though.

2:08PM PST on Jan 19, 2011

not very practical for use. maye for an office: different collored maps for organisation. it gives a happy feeling
but very nice visual: walls of art

11:47AM PST on Jan 6, 2011

No it doesn't work for me.

3:47PM PST on Dec 8, 2010

I rather sort them by subject, and keep the colours chaotic!

9:55AM PST on Dec 3, 2010

As someone who works in a library & has a vast love of books this idea seems to me to negate actually reading your books but rather to just have them for show. I, for one, want to read my books & will continue to keep mind by subject & author so I can easily find old favourites to reread.

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