See this latest pic on Ben Pentreath's blog: books don't HAVE to be orderly on a bookshelf, especially if there are other bold pieces/colors in the room. I live with my books and pull them out and sometimes haphazardly put them back on the shelf. I don't want to pull all of my bks to the edge of the shelf one by one! It seems fake to me.
Never use the word “cheap”. Today everybody can look chic in inexpensive clothes (the rich buy them too). There is good clothing design on every level today. You can be the chicest thing in the world in a T-shirt and jeans — it’s up to you.