Just because we live in an age of technology doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the works of Hemingway, Orwell, and Jane Austen the traditional way. If you’re an avid bookworm, you probably have an impressive collection of books that you’d love to showcase in a neat and tidy display. A home library is therefore something that you may be aspiring to have — so does every literature aficionado. Fortunately, you don’t need to go above and beyond to create your very own reading area. All you basically need is a bookshelf, a comfy chair, and a few elements to set the mood. With a bit of planning and creativity, you can set up a fully functional library at the comfort of your home — even if you’re on a budget.
Choose a Spot
The preliminary step to creating your home library is to select an ideal spot for it. The space essentially needs to be calm and quiet. Reading requires a good deal of concentration — and nothing disrupts your concentration more than constant noise and traffic. An alcove in a bedroom, for instance, can be the perfect zone for a peaceful library. You may want to avoid humid areas such as a basement; humidity tends to ruin books over time, often causing mold to grow on book covers. Places that get a lot of sunlight are also not suitable for bookshelves; UV rays are known to cause the color of the books to fade.
Consider spaces in your house that are idle — why have a guest bedroom when you’re not expecting any guests to stay over? You can easily turn that space into your very own home bibliotheque.