(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

We found this photo at Content by Conran and really like the way the books are lined up along the back of the console table. We did this along our mantle with all our white paperbacks a while ago...

To make some extra room on your shelves, you can take a group of books in the same size and color, and line them up along the back of a table, desk, or sill. We also like the way two boxes are used as bookends, although other household objects work, too.

Photo: Aerofoil Table from Content by Conran