For serious readers, books are a large part of the décor in a room, and potentially a source of clutter. This post from Shelter Pop got me thinking about flipping your books so the seam faces away and the white pages face you - basically, backwards books. I recently saw the concept in person while shopping in West Elm (I finally purchased my first Parsons Desk in white), and I have to admit, it made the bookcase more serene and neat.
Another trick? My friend Michelle visited a home where the owners had covered all of their books in brown mailing paper. It was a soothing look to have everything uniform, and the vases and pictures displayed with it really popped.
Could you live with your books turned backwards in the name of organization?