A Library of Hues: Bright Colorful Book Stacks

Bibliophiles might find it hard to part with their collections or reduce their clutter after a few weeks of voracious reading. But with a few well placed stacks, there is no need to sacrifice style if your book covers are as colorful as the stories inside.

Books strewn about in a small space can become overwhelmingly chaotic in a short amount of time. The key to controlling the clutter is to work with the problem instead of fighting it. Find places in your home that need a splash of color — the kind of place where you might display an interesting vase or sculpture. Then fill that empty space with thoughtfully stacked books.

You might be surprised at how a random collection of books can pop with color. Designing books is a highly coveted and competitive position, so many covers are works of art in their own right. These works of art can be integrated into any space as bright accents or combined in sculptural patterns for a more dramatic effect.

Finally, colorful stacks of books make a statement about your character. These stacks say, "I'm intellectually and artistically bright, with an impeccable eye for interior design."

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