Do you consider yourself a true book lover? Does it feel like you’ve always got a book in your hand and you’re constantly looking for new titles to read? If so then there’s a good chance you have amassed quite the collection of books in your home. Not only that, but it’s highly likely that much of your free-time or relaxation time is spent reading a great book.
So, why not create a space in your home that is dedicated to your hobby: reading. Creating your very own home library is actually relatively simple, and really only requires a few key steps.
Give Yourself Proper Storage and Organization Options
The first thing you’ll want to think about is how you want to store and organize your books. Whether you have a massive collection, or you only have a handful and prefer e-books in most cases, proper storage will be necessary. Once you’ve installed your shelves, then you can think about how you want to organize your books. You can put them in alphabetical order by title or author, or perhaps you may want to divide things up by genre, just like the actual library would do.
A Comfy Cozy Spot for Reading
Next, you’ll need a comfy cozy spot for reading. The space you have available will help determine just what type of furniture you purchase. Popular options include a big plush chair, complete with a footstool, a couch or loveseat, or even the popular beanbag-style chairs. Whatever you pick, you want to be sure it is comfortable enough to sit in for long periods of time, and that it offers enough support.
A Mixture of Natural and Artificial Lighting
In order to read, you’ll need light, so the best plan is to use a combination of natural and artificial light. Overhead lights, table lamps, and floor lamps are all fabulous options and can even add a sense of décor to the room. You will want to be strategic in their placement so that they are next to your dedicated spot for reading.
Create an Atmosphere in the Room
While it’s important to get all the important items in place, creating an atmosphere is equally important. This is what will make the library feel welcoming and make you want to spend hours at a time in there.
Atmosphere can be created through the paint you choose, the furniture style, the décor, and the added little touches like bookish candles from Frostbeard Studio in such scents as bookstore, bedtime stories, rainy day reads, Oxford library, and old books. This will help to create a sense of coziness in the room.
A Space You’ll Want to Retreat To
So, the next time you find yourself wandering around the house for that “perfect” place to snuggle up with a new favorite book, you may want to consider creating a dedicated home library that will help you to enjoy your hobby that much more. It really doesn’t take that much work in order to create that ideal space.