Wednesday, December 28, 2011

If you happen to be a book lover or a voracious reader, it is likely that you have built up quite a collection of books over the years. Home libraries help you organize your book collection, make it easier to find books, makes reading more fun and helps relaxing within the comfort of your home. Here are a few tips to design your home library.

While building a home library the three basic elements required are: space, shelves and books. You can either build a new room or choose an existing room to house your books or if you have limited space, get creative!
Most any room will do, think: recessed or built-in bookshelves or floor-to-ceiling storage and save space. You can also mount bookshelves onto the wall or buy glass cases, which might be preferable if your collection includes antique books that you want to preserve. Any shelving can be tucked under staircases or other out-of-the-way spaces. Freestanding bookcases are widely available in a variety of sizes, colors and price points.

And, as your bookshelves creep up the wall, you may need a library ladder to reach them!

Modern living room lined with floor to ceiling bookshelves.

Two story entrance way lined with book shelves. 

Bookshelves that are designed as part of this contemporary living room.

Floor to ceiling bookshelves with a skylight.

Utilizing the stairwell!

For a lucky few, a 2 story modern library/living room.

Modern yet peaceful; two story library with garden view.

Apartment dwellers can always find space for books.

For more ideas visit my home design facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/DesignSense/231561176902564


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