Do you relieve yourself with hours of page-flipping in a room for yourself? Or do you derive pleasure being in another world with every book you open? To anyone who enjoys books, this one’s for you.
It is no surprise if someone who loves books keeps an entire library to themselves. Sometimes having stacks and stacks of books is a normal part of your room. The idea of a personal library in your home with bookcases surrounding your room is a dream.
Let me share with you some ideas on creating your home library. This list will help you make the most of your room. And to give you a comfortable space for you to read up to your heart’s content.
1. Choose a spot, any spot
If the choice is up to you, be wise. Imagine the space you want to create as your home library. Look at it as if you can rearrange the bookcases and tables to your design.
Don’t crowd the space. You should be able to move around to choose a book and a wide space to settle in and start reading.
One tip is to find the most with natural lighting. You want to have your space airy and easy to breathe in too. Plus, if the view is great, that is another bonus for your library.
2. Floor support
A book can be carried for when you choose to leave and read outdoors. But most of the time, you keep all your books in one corner.
Books in large quantities are heavy. So if you plan to build your library on weak ground then you better consult a contractor to rehabilitate your floors. Be careful and cautious. I bet no one wants to damage their homes or your books.
3. Bookshelves and bookcases
The display of books is a delight to bookworms here and there. The smell of the pages and how they feel when you turn them one page at a time is fascinating. Now, how you present your collection helps when you create your home library. The design and aesthetics of the room. The bookshelves and bookcases should be able to carry that much book over time and not sag. Storables.com shares a variety of bookcases available for grabs online. Check out the page and you are one step closer to your home library.
4. High and tall for more space
It depends on the number of books you have already sitting in your house. Try being creative in placing your books. Put them on top of the other on a coffee table, or beside a couch’s side table.
If that does not cover all your books then buy a floor to ceiling shelf. Fill up the whole shelf with the books you have. Include a library ladder just in case the little ones get curious about reading.
5. Put your library in order
Funny thing is, you can only organize your library your way. Yes, there are suggested alphabetical orders, Dewet Decimal system, or book color hues choose from. The point of organizing your books is to be able to find what you are looking for when you need it. You shouldn’t be organizing for others. It is as simple as “to read” and “to reread”.
6. Make room for reading
It is ideal to have a wide space for your home library. It is a library inside your home, might as well be comfortable while reading a 7-book collection. Furniture is great to invest in for your library. Or a soft carpet to sit on the floor with your book club. A table and chair with a lampshade will do when scanning through encyclopedias.
7. Ready-to-read zone
Sometimes it takes time to find that moment of silence and concentration when reading a book. Set the mood with relaxing classical music or water for when you thirst in the middle of the story. Keep all distractions out of reach. Phones are attention seekers. If you want to dive into a historical mood, keep it in silent mode.
8. Books are treasures
There are many ways to keep track of everything. Even books are kept in a database somewhere to keep copies for the next generations’ learning.
I believe books on hand will stand the test of time when properly kept. Books’ worst nightmares are dust and pests. Have a regular home library cleaning day. Make sure you can keep your books in perfect shape whenever you read them.
From One Book Lover To Another
Books take you to a whole new world of adventure and imagination. You learn and at the same time, imagine the possibilities of something else than plain sight. It is wonderful to enjoy reading at home. Having coffee and a book in hand while in your pajamas. To have another to do instead of being a couch potato all day. Go on, feed your mind with words on brown pages.