Many bookworms that we know long for a place where they can escape the chaos of the world and read a book. Although home libraries might seem like the future, you don’t have to give up on creating one in your home. It takes only a little planning to ensure that your project turns out exactly how you envisioned it. These spaces are very personal so much of the design decisions will be based on your preferences. There are tips that will ensure your home library works well, no matter what your style. Continue reading to learn how to create your dream home.
Your display is your focus
Proper storage is the savior of your home library. You’re likely to have spent a lot time storing your books under poor conditions if you are an avid reader. You’ve decided to design your own library and now it’s time for you to display your books. First, pick the right place in your home to display this project. It is rare that you have the space to devote an entire room to this project. It’s more common to share space with a formal living area or home office. You can create a reading area from a small space in your master bedroom or loft. Now it is time to think about storage. Built-ins or floor-to-ceiling shelving units are the most common options. These days homeowners are becoming more creative. Find inspiration to help you design a space that works for you.
Find the perfect seating arrangement
Proper seating is the second most important aspect of a home library after storage. Although there are no hard and fast rules, you should have comfortable seating, regardless of whether your space can accommodate one chair or a group of chairs. We recommend that you forego ultra-modern minimalism and opt instead for the more traditional, plush furniture. This arrangement should be the most welcoming of all the seating arrangements you have in your home. To give the space a relaxed and comfortable feel, arrange each piece at an angle. If you have more than one seating component, it is best to arrange them so that they face each other instead of facing away.
Layer your lighting
Proper lighting is important in any room of your house, but it’s even more crucial in a library. It’s not something that anyone likes to do. It is crucial that the room functions as you wish. This includes having the correct lighting and the right kind of light. It should have at least one of the following:
- Ambient: Also called general lighting, ambient lights fill the room with light that allows you to safely move about. This light is usually provided by track lighting, recessed lighting, or wall-mounted fixtures.
- Accent: Accent lighting can be used to highlight one focal point such as a piece or wall art. Picture lights, wall-mounted-fixtures or track lighting are common, and dimmers are often used on these features to provide mood lighting.
- Task: These lights help you complete a specific task. These could include pendant lights hanging above a kitchen island or desk lamps.
Your ambient and task lighting are crucial. You should have one of each above or beside every spot in your seating area. Next, adjust the light temperature. Day bulbs with a range of 5,000K-6 500K are the best for reading. You might want to consider investing in several.
It should be cozy
Coziness is the last component of any home library. Although this is not an official principle in interior design, we believe it to be essential. This space should be a treat. The final product should feel inviting and comfortable enough to curl up with a book for hours. This is where textiles are a great way to add comfort and style to the space. You can use a plush throw rug to ground the space. Add a few throw pillows to every chair and sofa in your seating arrangement. To keep warm in colder temperatures, add a blanket or soft throw pillow to your seating arrangement. Personalization is the last component. Your home library is likely to be a refuge from everyday stresses, so it’s important to make it feel like an oasis. This is your official permission to purchase wall art or decor items that will make the room feel more like yours.
Many people dream of owning a library one day. Even if your current living conditions aren’t ideal for a library, it’s not impossible to make that dream a reality. These tips will help you create your own oasis no matter how small or large your space. These tips will help you create a space that is both functional and beautiful. You deserve it. What do you think about our home library ideas. Are you going to make an effort to incorporate one of these spaces into your home? Let us know what you think in the comments.