Over the past few years there’s been a trend towards colour-blocking one’s bookshelves. I have to admit I’ve never really been a fan. First of all, it’s bit too contrived. Second of all, it’s not practical. Am I the only one who likes to group my books by topic? All my design books are together, all my fiction, and so on. The idea of things being grouped by colour just doesn’t work for me mentally! (The same goes for my wardrobe – I’d never group by colour, but by style, sleeve length etc).
Personally I am a fan of a bit of a messy bookshelf. One that looks rifled through, used, read.
These are lovely. I can see the appeal, but it’s not my style:
Both via Laini Taylor
But these! These are more like it. Cram them in there, I say!
(Nigella Lawson at home. Bloody hell!)
And when you run out of room…