When it comes to choosing how to decorate your spare room there are an array of options.
So you’re not a massive gym junkie or you prefer working out outdoors? You don’t require space for a home office or a room to store your excess items?
Have you considered turning your spare room into a home library – a space where you can relax and unwind whilst enjoying your favourite books?
There are numerous ways you can decorate your home library. You can make it vibrant and exciting or keep it subtle and authentic.
Take a look at our steps, options and inspiration for creating the perfect library at home.
Decide on a room
Although you may not have many options, if you have a spare room that is larger than another and you would like your home library to be of a decent size, opt for this room. Consider what you want from this room and how many books you have. Will this room fit your seating options and amount of books without being cramped?
Begin or introduce your book collection
You can start with the books you already own. Augment your current collection by picking up a variety of quality books. You can often find inexpensive books at garage sales, library sales, and estate sales. You can focus on building a broad library of classics, and newer books, fiction and nonfiction, or specialize in a topic, era, style or other interest. Find speciality books at used booksellers, or online bookseller or auction site.
Now you have your books, how will you display them in your home library?
You can choose a standard book shelf, which come in an array of shapes, colours and sizes, or build a custom design to make your library more creative. Take a look at the images below for some design inspiration.
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Creating seating arrangements
Do you want your home library to be a place of relaxation and solitude? Or are you happy for friends and family to visit to enjoy a quiet read? Decide what you want from your home library and furnish it accordingly. You may opt for a lounge style chair or a couple of single chairs in addition to a coffee table. The options are endless and are only limited by your imagination.