Organization Inspiration from the Color Wheel
Melvil Dewey would certainly not be proud, but we sure are: check out how local resident Liz Cherry organized the books in her home by color.
Here’s how Liz tackled this project:
“When I set it all up, I separated all our books according to color and then added them to the shelves starting with red.
I try to leave space between each color so when I have a new book to add I can slot it in. That said it’s definitely more of a pain to add in the red, orange and yellow books! I keep white and black at the end because so many books come in white and black.
It’s much easier to add a new book to the shelf when it’s at the end of the color spectrum, but I do get excited when we get a book in a bright shade of green or purple.”
Liz keeps her three-year-old son’s books on the bottom shelf. For easy access and the sake of her own sanity, she doesn’t worry about color matching them.
The walls of the room are painted Benjamin Moore’s down pour blue. The bookcase was installed after the walls were painted, so each little shelf space didn’t have to be painted individually — a huge time-saver.
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Posted by Katie