I've seen this idea on a few blogs but I'm afraid I can't for the life of me remember which ones. But thankyou to whoever had the idea. What a great way of perking up your décor without spending any money at all.
There are of course massive disadvantages to arranging one's books by colour, the biggest being that you can't find anything. I've kept the right hand shelf for cookbooks only as these are the ones I read most often and I want to be able to find them easily. Another disadvantage is that any new addition to your library will necessitate more book moving, also very large books have to be accommodated elsewhere if they won't fit onto the relevant shelf. Still, it was fun to do and very pleasing. It's going to drive C mad, but since he only owns about ten of these books he'll have to live with it. I like it :o)
Reaction to new book arrangement.
C: Where's my Ellen Macarthur book?
Me: On the shelf, I've arranged them according to colour.
C: You mean I've got to remember what colour it is.
C: Does it matter where I put it back?
Later, after dinner I notice a yellow book in the middle of my pink cookbooks.
'Who did that?'
Sniggers come from elder son.
Continued heartfelt thanks for all your wonderful comments. I appreciate each and every one of them and get a thrill everytime I see that a new comment has been left :o))
I've remembered where I saw this idea it was here at Quilt While You're Ahead.