Tips and Guides

5 Ways to Organize Your Books

Make a mini library with these book-storage tricks

Shares

Too many books but faced with the challenge of limited space? Read on and let these tips guide you!

Photography by Paolo Feliciano. Pictorial direction by Nat M. Clave. Picks and Production by Paul de Guzman

1. Set up a reading nook. An empty, quiet corner is the perfect space. Make it cozy by placing an upholstered chair, a good lamp, and a side table for your books. Add floor pillows so that your child can join in on the reading, too.
2. Wrap it. Don’t know what to do with books that you’ve already read? Then wrap them in parchment or butcher’s paper. This will create a neat, uniform look when you arrange them on your bookshelves.

Tip: If you still want to know what you’re picking out from the shelf, get a silver or good pen and write the title and author of each book on the spines.
3. Use found objects as bookends. Don’t settle for unattractive metal bookends from school supply stores – use found objects or heavy décor like vases and figurines to hold books in place. You can also stack similar-sized books horizontally and use them as well.
4. Create a library table. Pick a large coffee table or round center table. Choose beautiful design and art books (grouped by theme), and neatly stack them on top of the table. Top off the stacks with decorative accessories, and add a potted plant at the center.

BONUS FIFTH TIP: You can make a side table out of stacked books! No space to store your large, hardbound books? Stack them up high to create a side table to hold your coffee cup and even more books!
Shares

Latest Stories

A Filipino Designed This Space-Savvy Modern House in Singapore

It even has its own lap pool!

Would You Try "Death Cleaning?"

We've got everything you need to know about this new Swedish decluttering trend

5 Secrets Of A Functional Kitchen

Are you dreaming of having the most efficient scullery? These tips might just do the trick.

11 Peg-Worthy Celebrity Christmas Trees

From showcasing dainty blooms to using quirky ornaments, these personalities have taken the decorating game to the next level

This Quiapo Day Tour Will Make You Love Old Manila Again

Go on a DIY Quiapo adventure and look beyond the vendors. Say a prayer, have your fortune told, take a peek at a mysterious pagoda, and visit beautiful ancestral houses from a more genteel past.

10 Ways To Make Your Shoes Last Forever

Show your favorite pairs some tender loving care with these tips

A One-Bedroom Unit Transformed into a Two-Bedroom Home

The designers of this 45sqm condo in Manila created a functional space with an urban contemporary appeal that’s perfect for its young occupants

Here's Why You Should Skip Bringing Your Phone To The Bathroom

Trust us, liking that photo on Instagram can wait for a few minutes

7 Planners For An Inspired 2018

Stay organized and keep your goals in sight with these picks

These Christmas Ornaments Will Make You Feel Like Dancing

Celebrate a yearly Christmas ballet tradition with The Nutcracker collection

15 Calming Photos of Modern Minimalist Homes

Because less is more

10 Life-Changing Cleaning Habits For Lazy People

We've got the strategies for keeping an impeccably clean house without losing your mind
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!