Would you put books backward? This decor trend has people seriously divided. What do you think of the backward books trend?

I found this very interesting article about incorporating book storage into home decor by Pak_Tek, which I’m all for, seeing as there is not a single room in my house that doesn’t have its own “mini library.”
I’ve done the arranging books by category, and even by color, though I’m not sure about the inward-facing spines. What do you think?

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When you go to line a bookshelf with books, how do you face the spines? If you say out, you’re with the majority of people — it’s the way libraries have always done it and makes sense, so you can see the titles.

But there’s a new trend making waves in the interior design world that involves lining the shelf with the spines facing in, and it’s causing quite the controversy.

A recent Buzzfeed article called attention to the fad, pointing out how ridiculous it is especially for bibliophiles who prefer to which book they’re grabbing. In the site’s opinion poll, 87 percent of readers said doing it this way was an abomination.

Natasha Meininger, who runs the Outside and In interior design blog, is on the other side, however, supporting the trend and posting pictures of it on her Instagram account.

“My book collection is huge so…

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2 thoughts on “Would you put books backward? This decor trend has people seriously divided. What do you think of the backward books trend?

    1. Oh, I agree Christy! I would rather know which books I am choosing, than whether or not they were artistically arranged. Still, the general concept of “book decor ” interests me, if only as an example of the value people place in their collections.

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