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    Beyond the obvious purpose that bookshelves serve (ahem, holding books), they also allow you to display art and organize all those not-sure-where-to-put-them items. Check out some of our favorite ideas for inspiration and then start showing your books some love.
    May 29, 2012

    Bookshelf inspiration. Sigh.

    • Jenna Wojcik

      Shelving saves the day! Floor-to ceiling shelves can help to organize all that stuff you've collected over the years. Another lesson: Storage can be beautiful. The books are stacked horizontally by color.

    • Lindsay Morton

      Kitchen shelving in the living room. I love cooking, which basically means I have a TON of supplies. Some of the more specialized stuff could live quite happily in reasonable looking storage containers on a living room shelf.

    • MSZagone

      This is not bookshelf inspiration, unless you never read! Color coding books -crazy! Filing books horizontal - crazy! Just fill the shelves with knick-knacks, but don't disrespect the written word.

    • Marie

      Add practical storage and visual interest to a smaller space by combining books stacked by color with kitchen tools.

    • Helen Nash

      Great inspiration: Love mixing a few books with kitchen supplies. (Now I just need area for shelves so I can do this!)

    • Robin Albing

      If your kitchen is so small that you don't have enough storage, then borrow space from other rooms.

    • Tchaiko Omawale

      Kitchen Storage Fit For Any Room's Decor Small Space Solutions

    • Jen Danifo

      See the "Shelving Saves the Day" in our Manhattan Apartment gallery

    • Nancy Molstad

      Mixing colorful books and kitchen items: fun idea!

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