Tall bookshelves placed on their side! Wow!
Ikea spice racks on dresser for extra book storage. Freakin' brilliant!!
DIY TURN CRATES INTO BOOK SHELVES. WOULD ALSO WORK IN KITCHEN TO HOLD CUTTING BOARDS, POT LIDS, COOKBOOKS, ETC.
$10 thirty minute valance. Interesting web site: Starter Home to Dream Home (affordable, doable diy home renovation and decor ideas).
10 Habits for a Well-Run Home - this is simple, well thought out, and completely doable. I love it.