Bookshelf. If your bookshelf is home to more than the Brontë sisters and J.K. Rowling, the answer isn’t necessarily purging the non-book items – just rearrange them. I love to break design rules and that bookshelf is a great place to start. If your shelf is full of papers, buy an organizer and let it live on the shelf. If it’s knick-knacked up, arrange them in a way that’s visually pleasing. Records, globes, magazines and more all look great on a bookshelf. The secret is to intersperse books between the random objects to give the chaos some orderly undertones.