There's a huge trend going around in the bookosphere — and it is serious #bookshelfgoals. You know what I'm talking about: pretty rainbow bookshelves are the best way to organize your precious collection. Take it from the bookstagrammers: you won't get anything prettier than that.
We all have different ways to organize our books. Some of us do it by height, or by genre, or in alphabetical order. Sure, that might be the most practical way to store books — but it's certainly not the most beautiful. Rainbow bookshelves can breathe a whole new lease of life into even the most battered old collection, and I'm here to show you how it's done.
You're going to have to start from scratch here. You'll have to take every last book off your shelf, and pile them all up on the floor before organizing them into colors. If your collection is spilling off the shelves as much as mine is, then this might take a while — but trust me, it's totally worth it. And if you don't believe me, I'm going to let Instagram speak on my behalf. Here are 22 of the most awe-inspiring rainbow bookshelf photos on the Internet. If you learn from these pros, you'll be taking the best shelfies in no time.
3Go For The Messy Look
Pile in as many books as you can, and add in some color-coordinated props. Mess has never looked this good.
4Show Off The Darker Colors
Rainbow shelves don't have to be bright; this rainbow of muted colors is just as breathtaking.
5Pile Them Up
Instead of stacking your books traditionally, making a series of rainbow piles creates a wonderfully unique look.
9Collect A Series
A rainbow effect is particularly stunning when the books form one gorgeous collection.
15Maybe You Can't Pick Just One
Using two bright colors looks super-sweet for a mini bookshelf display.
16Floating Shelves Can Keep Things Simple...
Black and white stripes on the wall are particularly striking.
This amazing bookshelf totally reinvents the rainbow concept with unusual vertical stripes.
Keeping all the whites in one place makes your bookshelf look effortlessly glam.
21...Or Use Every Color In The Rainbow
These bookshelves cover the entire rainbow spectrum and I am here for it.