Mu hubby and I have had one huge problem since we got married…figuring out the best way to arrange the den/office. We’ve lived in three houses and only now, after almost thirteen years of marriage, did we finally get it right. We bought the perfect desk – this from Pottery Barn:
Then we got new bookshelves. These are streamlined in that they aren’t very deep. The point being, much to my hubby’s happiness, I can’t just stack stuff everywhere. I actually have to put the books away. We have either standing bookselves or built-in bookshelves in four rooms of our house. This is the “keeper” romance collection:
I actually need one more shelf. The hubby thinks we’re done, so we’re negotiating the additional one right now.
And in case you’re wondering, the bookshelf breakdown goes like this:
-romance novels in the office
-nonfiction in the living room
-the classics collection in the guest bedroom
-mysteries, thrillers and general fiction in the master bedroom
I have no idea how we came up with that division, but it works with the space we have.