The very first part of my apartment that I spent time setting up and organizing was my bookshelf. Mainly because (as you can see) I have a lot of books. It took us a little bit of rearranging to figure out the best place for bookshelf number one. Yes, there's another larger and more manly one in my apartment too. Boyfriend and I are huge readers!
I have never been a fan of organizing by color, alphabet, or author. I like a chaotic bookshelf. One that forces you to actually dig for what you want or might want. I have so many books that I had to send some of the overflow to the other shelves.
With stacking the books on top, I figured I also would need some kind of decoration. I've been dying to use this globe lamp in an apartment since I received it many years ago. There's something about a light-up globe and a bookshelf that just screams perfection.
Our living room is pretty big, so we turned half of it into an "office". By that I mean, my boyfriend's computer station and also where this shelf sits. It's right as you walk in and I find it very comforting.
It probably seems silly to put so much thought into a bookshelf, but as an avid reader, writer, and overall literary person a bookshelf is very important. Whenever I go to someone's place, I head straight to their book selection. And yeah, I usually ask to borrow something.