Build A Stunning Home Library In Five Easy Steps
Though we may be very well dwelling in the digital age, no technology can compare to the feeling of holding a good book. The best way to give your hardcovers and paperbacks the love and attention they deserve is by curating and setting it up in a home library. Wait, what is that? Simply put, a home library is a unique way of storing and displaying your reading interests at the same time establishing a dedicated space for you to read at home.
While there isn’t a right or wrong way of building a library, it can still be daunting for someone who loves reading books and does not know how to store it. Here are some easy and practical ways of building a home library from scratch –
1. Pick the right spot
Ideally, a tiny corner of the house with a decent shelf and a comfortable chair can be termed as a library. Choosing the right spot to display your collection is the first step into building a library. Find a wall, a corner or simply a closet that has some open space, and most importantly, seems like a comfortable place to peacefully read in.
2. Choose your design aesthetic
What kind of bookshelves do you want? Hanging bookshelves, built-in case, open shelves, vertical facade, freestanding bookcase, spread out, in a glass case or in some sort of creative shelving? It is important to pick an aesthetic that will set the tone and mood of the library.
3. Complementing furniture and lighting
Another important step into building a home library is finding furniture to go with it. Do you want a lounge chair, a laid back swing, chair with a sturdy back or a beanbag? In addition to that, a reader’s strongest source of motivation is lighting – ambient, accent, task lighting or natural lighting? Whatever you pick should complement the overall aesthetics of the library.
4. Proper book arrangement
How would you choose to arrange your books? By genre, color, size or alphabetize it? The arrangement of your books can influence the overall appearance of the library. This also makes it easy to find a particular book in your extensive collection.
5. The right mix of accessories
Add a finishing touch to your home library with the right mix of accessories that complete your reading space. Plants, curtains, a ladder, study table, bookends, fresh flowers, a rug and decorative showpieces are few of the many simple details you can incorporate creatively in your home library.
Many of us wish to build our very own library someday, and there is no reason why it should not be transformed into reality. There is nothing better than curling up with your favorite book in a cozy chair at the comfort of your home. Find a house that gives you the convenience to build your library, without appearing stuffy and cluttered. The residential projects in OMR by House of Hiranandani developers offer spacious 2, 3 and 4 BHK apartments that feature ample space to easily accommodate a home library and separate study space. The OMR properties in Chennai give you the perfect setting to build your dream home with state-of-the-art amenities and facilities. A library is the perfect addition to any home, no matter what the size, scale or look of it is. It is the perfect oasis for you and your beloved books.