If you are anything like us, then you spend hours on #BookTok coveting the perfect bookshelf. A well-organized bookshelf is the best way to display your favorite reads, and nothing says bibliophile like a killer #shelfie. Figuring out where to start can be a bit overwhelming, and the options are endless! To help kick-start your journey to bookshelf bliss, we rounded up our top bookshelf organization tips to up your #shelfie game.
1. Color Coordinate.
Nothing says “aesthetic” like a color-coordinated bookshelf. A color-coordinated #shelfie makes a major statement, adds a big pop of color to any space, and is a fun way to display your favorite novels. A great place to start when color coordinating your bookshelf is utilizing ROYGBIV, a mnemonic to help remember the order of the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.
2. Add Artwork.
Once your bookshelf is organized, try adding artwork or even your favorite Funko collectibles to your #shelfie. Check out this video with 70k likes by @beccasbookishlife on TikTok. It combines collectibles with color-coordinated books to create the #shelfie of our dreams.
3. Organize by Genre.
Simple and impactful. Organizing by genre will help display your favorite reads and can give you clues about what to buy next. Do you have a surplus of fiction, folklore, mystery, and romance novels? Maybe your next stack of reads will then be found in the humor, sci-fi, or nonfiction section!
4. Read and Unread Sections.
Organize your bookshelf by dividing your collection in two! Creating a read and unread bookshelf will keep you accountable to yourself. You can use one of those collectibles we talked about or any knickknack you like to serve as divider, and then take pride in watching yourself move through those books, baby!
5. Mix and Match.
You can up your #shelfie game by mixing the way you stack your reads— vertically or horizontally, and stack to different heights. To serve as inspiration, @Kaispellmeier did a great job mixing and matching his collection on TikTok.