I’ve always had a love of books. For the most part I come from a family of bookworms. Reading was just a normal part of everyday. Growing up I remember my mother reading the Washington Post from back to back each and every morning (with the exception of the sports page). To this day she still attacks books with a fierce appetite. I even once told her that I hope her local library doesn’t run out of books before she reads them all. When I say I love books I mean the actual books, not just the stories they tell. I do not own an e-book reader nor do not plan to get one. I have actual book shelves with books. I don’t care how small my home is there will always be a space or place for books. So this post is especially for like minded people who would rather crack a book than fire up a Kindle.
When it comes to home design, living in a modest size home is a challenge for booklovers. A formal library is often not an option. But the good news is there are ways to incorporate into your home at the very least a small cozy reading nook to call your own or a smaller library in shared living space for your personal or family collection of books. The only thing that’s required is a nice comfortable place to sit and relax, good lighting, a place for a hot or cold drink, a snack or two and of course a good book. Whichever works best for you here are some reading nooks and smaller shared library spaces that may inspire you.
If you have children that don’t like to read these two reading nooks designed just for them may inspire them to become life long lovers of books.
In case you’re wondering I didn’t necessarily save the best for last. I just wanted to share with you that it wasn’t until I studied interior design that I learned that books are used for decoration and that you can actually buy books by the foot in your choice of colors. I’m not saying that’s what was done in the picture above but it does look awfully (no pun intended) suspect. But you can’t judge a book by its cover.