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Designing a Home Library

Designing a Home Library

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A home library with books from floor to ceiling is every bibliophile’s dream.  Having your own library may seem extravagant or out of reach, but creating one is not as difficult as you may think! Here are some ideas from the experts at More Space Place for designing your own library.

Built-In Seating

There is nothing better than curling up in a cozy nook with a good book. Take that into consideration when designing your library and incorporate seating! Use floor to ceiling shelves and leave some space in the middle to include a bench. Add a few cushions and some lighting and you have the perfect space to read among your books.

Get Creative

A library doesn’t have to be the antique cherry wood haven that we see in movies.  There are many ways to get creative and put a modern twist on a classic library. Try incorporating bold colors like white, black or red to make a statement. Or choose classic white shelves and color coordinate your books to create visual appeal. If you want your library to be completely unique, install diagonal shelves for an interesting way to store your titles.

Make it Multi-Use

If you don’t have space in your home to devote solely to a library, try making it multi-functional and combine your library with a media center.  Install shelves around your TV and fill them with your books. You can even include custom cabinetry to hide away the TV when you want to have the full library experience.

Finishing Touches

Bring everything together by installing lighting in your library space. In-cabinet lighting can be added to your space-saving storage project for a beautiful and luxurious touch. This will not only make it easier to read but help you showcase your books at night or in dim light. If you haven’t collected enough books to completely fill your shelves yet, use decorative items to fill the empty space.

A library is a cozy sanctuary for any book lover. Our experts can help you design the perfect custom library for your home. Contact your local More Space Place to schedule an in-home design consultation or visit their showroom.

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