I have some bookcase that look cluttered and disarrayed, what can I do?
Place paperback books together and do not mix them in with hard bound books. Put the largest and tallest books on the bottom shelves to anchor the bookcase. Vary the heights with the tallest books in the middle of the shelf and don’t place tiny books next to tall books. Descend in gradual increments. Putting a row of encyclopedia books that are all one color and style on a bottom shelf is a great way to anchor the bookcase. It also brings a lot of unity with the repetition of the books. If you don’t have enough books to fill the entire case, put the books on the bottom shelves and leave the upper shelves for accessories. If you mix accessories and books on the same shelf, try to make the books the dominant theme and not the other way around.