Only people who are avid readers understand the real difference between physical books and digital books (or ebooks). After all, what is better than a wall beautifully adorned with books that you have either loved reading, had bought from places you have travelled during your life or simply are in your list to read one day!
It is a physical book with a lovely artwork on its cover that gives the true meaning of building the enthusiasm and curiously from when you turn the cover page and immerse yourself totally in to that book. Unfortunately, it today’s digital world where everything is losing its real beauty, books have been left touched too. So, now is the time to look after the physical books you have in your library and save them for future generations to read.
Here are some tips and ideas from some local book lovers who have decorated their houses making special spaces for their beloved books.
Dedicated spaces in open concept living
Open concept living is fast making its way into everyday living where people tend to enjoy together as a family where mum’s busy in the kitchen making delicious meals while kids are watching television in the living and dad is browsing his mobile – all together as a family in one central space in the house. If you are one of those who have already adorned an open concept living house, here is one idea that you can steal.
You could have a lovely book shelf either creatively hand made as a DIY project or one bought from a furniture store running parallel to your dining table. You could put it in an angle that visually elongates your dining space making it feel more luxurious, spacious and full. And what’s even better, you can convert your dining into a lovely, open study area and desk space once it is time for the family to engage in some serious work.
Bookshelves that are built-in
If you are one of those who love more fixed appeal for your books, a built-in wall-to-wall seems to be more like your taste. You could go for multiple rows of shelves and break them either evenly or unevenly to give your wall bookshelf a more aesthetic appeal. You could have this built-in bookshelf adorn either one of the walls in your living space – perhaps the one simply opposite your couch. This way you will always be drawn into picking a book and indulging deep in it while relaxing on your couch.
Study or a reading room
There is nothing better than having a dedicated space in your house – like a room – where you can house all of your beloved books. If you have the luxury of a separate reading or a study room in your house, you could make a full wall into your reading heaven with books neatly lined up either grouped together as categories or a collection of your memories – such as books you bought when you travelled, books gifted to you by family and friends and so on. What a great idea to revisit memories every time you visit your reading room to immerse yourself in a book again!
Ideas during renovation
Are you in the middle of a fixer upper of your house? This will be perfect time to think about how you would like to treat your physical collection of books and have a through thought-after approach starting from the stage the renovation happens.
This is a good idea to discuss your requirements, creativity and ideas around displaying your books with your designer and get a dedicated spot right in the blueprint. The beauty of this is that you can get your hands dirty with some super-creative DIY projects while your designer or builder works towards your in-built or wall-to-wall bookshelves. This will help you add those refined touches to your bookshelves that define you, your house, your personality and you lifestyle along with your lovely collection of books.