Tips to Arrange Items on a Bookcase

Post On: September 25, 2011
In: Tips

Arranging your important items like book and photo frame in a bookcase sometimes can be a boring activity to do. Compared to the public library, usually a private library or a bookcase at home is smaller and sleeker. Here you need to be a librarian that has to manage the condition and arrangement of your own books. You do not need to employ a complicated technique to arrange them. Unlike the real librarian, he or she should locate each book utilizing Dewey Decimal System. Since a library at home is more personal, you may implement your own character. You can design it in modern, classic or even artistic style. You just have to suit it with the interior design of your house. The bookcase is not only piles of books. You can utilize the bookcase in more than one place to store your favorite books. It can be a decorative place if you apply a vase of flowers, heirloom, mirror, pictures and may other sweet materials. Let’s see the tips of arranging the bookcase.

bookcase interior design

bookcase interior design

The first thing to do is dividing your books. You need to consider the usage of the books. For example, you may think about organizing the books based on the alphabetical order, the writers, the subject matter, or by the title. Then you may decide on how to group these books for easier searching in the future. Moreover, you may also separate the books based on the size. You need to group the big and large book in one place, while the slim and small books are collected in the other place. Thus, your bookcase is more organized than before. Seeing this tidy bookcase will make you love to read again.

bookcase interior

bookcase interior

If you do not have any left space for more books, you do not need to worry since a good idea can be gained here. You need to get a basket. If you have so many left books, you need to get the extra large basket. If there are just few books, you need to find the small one. The main point is that you should not choose the basket in too large or too small size. You should ensure that it will fit the books. You may put the decorative basket near the bookcase. It will make you feel like reading a book in country area. You may also design the items on the bookcase in Z-shape. You just have to involve the first three rows. Then you may add some decoration there.

bookcase

bookcase

The other valuable technique that you should never forget when you organize a bookcase is the breathing room. You need to give every shelf a space. At least you need to leave 10 per cent area in each shelf. It is intended when you pick a book, you will be able to take it easily. If you do not give any empty space, the books will look cluttered and cramped. When it is the time for you clean the bookcase shelves, you may also face some difficulties to eliminate the dust and dirt.