To those who say, “Who needs physical books when we’ve got e-books?”, here’s a sound justification. The latter provides convenience, but e-books cannot provide the comfort that comes with holding a real book such as feeling the length of its spine and the crispness of the pages between your fingers.
You should be proud of your extensive book collection, especially if you’ve spent thousands at bookstores and sales. It is time to display them with pride!
Check out these amazing home libraries that will inspire you to start designing and building your own. Even if you’re not a bookworm, books make an excellent ornamental addition to your space!
Cosy library nook
Transform a small corner of your house into a reader’s paradise by installing shelves and some comfortable furniture.
A cosy nook is always better than none. And if you fear you don’t have enough books to fill those shelves, you can always add plants or photographs for a good mix.
Guilty of splurging too much at Big Bad Wolf book sales? That’s fine, as long as you have a place to store all your purchases.
If you prefer to keep your books out of view, install shelves with sliding doors so the place looks less cluttered and tidier.
Rainbow colour pop
Colour-coordinating your books to the rainbow can be fun. If you are looking to make the library an integral part of your home interior, be as creative as you can.
You can even throw in comfy chairs, plush cushions and a nice carpet for extra comfort.
Minimalist reading corner
For those who prefer a much simpler design, this is perfect. The low shelves create a classic minimalist corner that is both elegant and chic.
If it gets too minimalistic for your liking, just add a chair or two to complete the look.
Having a ladder means being able maximise space and stack your books and magazines all the way to the ceiling. It is a neat space-saving idea that works best for homes with high ceilings.
Complete this monochromatic look with a tiled coffee table and you’ll have all the other book lovers and interior design enthusiasts swooning!
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This article first appeared in kaodim.com
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