We understand it’s 2016 and people use kindles and eReaders for reading instead of hauling around heavy books, but for all of you that still appreciate the smell of new books and the texture of the pages between your fingers, we know you want the ultimate home library. We have a little how-to guide to fully achieve your library oasis in any room of your home. Your books will be happily placed in their own dedicated spots, and you will want to hide out in the room all day!
Select the Room
Most homes aren’t built with a library in mind, so this means you have to pick either an extra bedroom or the den. If you don’t have an extra room, it is also possible to just turn one big wall into your library by adding a built in. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a completely separate room, so just create whatever makes you feel comfortable.
Who doesn’t love to curl up in a cozy spot with a good book? Pick the kind of seating you feel the most relaxed on. You want to feel like you’re on a cloud in your own oasis so that you can just melt right into your book. The color is up to you, but we suggest neutral colored furniture. You want the room to have a soothing ambiance.
Built-In Or No Built-In
To make the room look like a true library, built-ins typically come into play. Don’t be afraid to make it work without them though! You can create some cool shelving to hold your many books, and the empty spaces can be styled like a regular bookcase.
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