A mini library at home could be a dream-come-true for any book lover, and a matter of envy for other bookworms you may invite home.
And it's not really too much of a hassle. All you have to do is pick a quiet and comfortable space, stack up your books, and, well, start reading.
Here's how you can set up a library at home.
Perhaps the first and foremost thing you need to do is pick the right spot to set up your library.
But it's easy- just make sure the place is quiet enough and mostly free from people.
If it has good natural lighting, that's a plus.
And it doesn't necessarily have to be a separate room - a comfy corner shall do the trick.
The next step is to start stacking up your books in your new, personal library.
This largely depends on the kind of collection you own.
If you have a whole lot of books, consider getting floor-to-ceiling shelves, so that you can accommodate them all.
In case of smaller collections, freestanding bookcase or floating shelves would be good.
With this one, follow your heart.
Every reader has their own unique set of likes and dislikes. So, set your library's ambience in such a way that's motivating.
If you like the rusty feel of old-school libraries, deep reds and browns should be the tone of your library.
If you prefer a more airy, relaxing vibe, go for off-white or light blue.
Once you are done with location, storage et al, you need to plan the section where you will actually sit down and do all that reading.
If you are going to be the lone reader, a couch or chair is what you need.
If it's more of a family affair, you may need a number of chairs or a sofa set.
Here are other tips to help you while setting up a home library.
1) Make sure your flooring is strong enough to bear the weight of all those books.
2) If you run out of space, try using the height of the room to store more books.
3) Arrange books in a fashion so you can easily find them.
4) Regularly clean your books.
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