I was working on a Living Room design this afternoon and my client had a question about how they should layout the books and other items on a pair of bookcase. The answer for their room – by color of course! This might also be the answer for your house too.
And this type of design is so simple to do. Start by pulling everything off the shelves and set items on the floor in color piles. Don’t have enough of one color? Start searching other rooms of your home or your sister’s house perhaps for a few other items. Once you have your little color collections pulled together, assign a color to each shelf in the order of a rainbow. Remember ROYGBIV from science class? (Red,Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet).
As a highly visual person, a bookcase with no rhyme or reason to the arrangement of items makes me nuts. This is a great spot to show a little personality and zest, and the best part is that a cool arraignment cost no more money than simply shoving items on the shelves.