My eye can’t help but be attracted to black shelves, especially done in a glossy coating. The bookcase becomes the …
There’s a certain aesthetics in colour coordinating books and home decor, especially in a library organized by colour rather than alphabetical or cataloguing what-have-you.
I love this, I think the bright flowers, throw pillows, and the white couch cushions make this an interesting, yet elegant design that is somehow not over the top. It just seems like a cheerful and bright place to read, unlike so many dim library spaces I have experienced. I’m looking at you, public libraries (don’t worry, I love you anyway).
On a large scale, libraries couldn’t support arranging shelves by ROYGBIV, but at home it is a much more approachable endeavour. People tend to remember the colour of the book before they remember the title/author, and it’s very pretty to look at. When I asked a friend of mine, who has had her bookshelves organized by colour for years, she told me she never had a problem with locating the material she wants because she knows what colour everything is. Personally, it would break a little piece of me that enjoys organizing my personal collection to break up series, but otherwise I’m not entirely dedicated to organizing by author. The major problem I would have with a organization scheme like this is I would be tempted to go out and buy filler books of certain colours so I wasn’t left with a single yellow with no where to put it (I knew I shouldn’t have bought The Watchmen graphic novel).
Maybe I’m just weird like that, but a project like this could become quite costly.
What do you think? Organization by colour: do-able or not? Are their hidden issues I’m not taking into consideration, or do you have personal experience to share?
I’m always on the lookout for original, elegant, or comfortable home library designs. I don’t know about you, but one of the dreams I’ve had since childhood is to have a room specifically designate for books, reading, and writing. As I got older, I realized that a chair and a bookcase just wouldn’t do. I needed my library to be a reflection of myself.
Usually, the designs I’m attracted to are a lot like the images in my header. I love classy spaces with chandeliers, comfortable but stylish chairs, and (frequently) white bookcases with splashes of colour. This book nook deviates from that by a bit, but I would love to have it in my dream house all the same.
Do you think this looks comfortable, or am I being swayed by the way the pillows match the wallpaper?