What to do with that extra room you have lying around? Now that your kids (if you have any) have grown up, there really isn’;t any need for a play room or a nursery. So why not turn that room into a free space filled with books and enrich the atmosphere with more intelligence. Besides a personal library, there are other possibilities such as a state-of-the-art gym or even a second bedroom. But trust me on this one, fill the space with books. Wouldn’;t it be great to have the world of literature at your finger tips (in addition to the electronic one you have on your Kindle)?
The perks to having your very own study – no, a home office does not count – magnifies as you fill every crack and cranny with a new edition. Some people buy a bunch of discounted books at garage sales and thrift stores just to have the aesthetic appeal of an appealing library, others find it humbling to sit back and leap into a world of words and knowledge while slowly building a unique collection of books to their fancy. Doesn’;t the latter seem more meaningful?
Space Saving Book Shelves and Reading Rooms
It is tough to find the appropriate shelving arrangement especially when there is not a whole lot of room for you to design with. Space-saving techniques have proven to work best in homes with a bit more edge and chicness. This is because the style of book cases and bookshelf wall installations are more minimalistic than anything else. Now, that is not to say houses that have a few years under the belt cannot incorporate such ideas, it is means you might find it a bit more difficult to match the already established interior decor.
Here are some great examples of space-friendly designs. Book can be neatly displayed under stairs and in between walls. Staircase bookshelves are definitely something to keep an eye out for because they are so veritable and beautiful many designers refuse to look the other way, especially when they are dealing with apartments in New York or San Francisco.
This half book shelf half hide-out would be a great choice for homes with more children than adults. It could serve as their private headquarters for all their Sherlock Holmes’; or Jane Austen moments. To better create a lifestyle that is well-cultured and dignified, these not-so-subtle bookcases will help bring out everyone’;s inner intelligentsia.
by Lysann Pure Living Interiors
Kids Love Books Too
Maybe you want to cater to the growing needs of your children, nurturing them to become bright individuals with a North-pointing moral compass. As you know, this takes time and honest efforts. Giving them the tools they need at an early age is one way to go about it. If you don’;t want to renovate the entire room, creative individual bookcases are also a good option.
by Sara Bergando
by Ella and Elliot
Don’;t leave style by the door when you are figuring out how to define you space with books. It is vitally important to have a well balanced atmosphere of style and functionality. Here are some homes that embody both. Without sacrificing space, these bookcases serve as decorations and structural support within the living space. A cozy armchair or window seat will make a smart choice because easily recline in the quiet surrounding you worked so hard to build. You know that welcoming vibe you enjoy at the little cafe on the corner block, well you can bring it in doors and tuck it in your little library.
Let’;s deviate from the plan a little bit. Instead of stocking up your shelves with books, you can use these bookcases as a storage cubbies. There is no limit to what you use these bookshelves for, they are so flexible in design that the possibilities are endless. Just make sure you don’;t put your gardening supplies in the area you keep your Oliver Twist book. Other than that, you will come to realize just how bookshelves actually give you more space than you realized.
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