Even if you don’t store books in them, bookcases are highly functional pieces of furniture that can largely help to define a room’s overall appearance. In a recent BuzzFeed article/photo montage, a variety of suggestions on how to build the ideal home library are provided.
The first thing that should be done when you’re building a home library is to decide which style of bookcase/shelving you want to use. Maybe a floor-to-ceiling wooden bookcase built into the corner of a room is just what you need. Free-standing wood, plastic, fiberglass and metal book shelves and cases are also available in a range of styles, and might suit your needs better.
Although the next step in the BuzzFeed piece calls for choosing a wall design, I’m assuming that most people should be able to retain their existing walls. To go along with your new bookcase, it is suggested that you choose a favorite style of chair in which you can sit and read some of the reading material from your new library.
Choosing a reading lamp and the desired type of flooring are the next suggested steps in building a beautiful home library. An assortment of extra features, such as a book ladder, a globe of the world, a clock and a writing desk are other items that are suggested.
No matter what it is utilized for, a bookcase and/or home library would be a great addition to almost any room.