So it isn’t Spring, but I am yearning for a sort out. One thing I have in abundance is books, and so many still unread. Rather than passing some of them on (I do very much believe in sharing what I have) I would like to store them in a better way than they are currently – which is everywhere!
Like many people my house is small, but if you can get creative there really is no end to how you can display these windows to another world. I am a dangerous combination of eclectic and sentimental. I have books where I just like the cover, books that have been recommended, books I read as a child and books that just smell and feel plain great.
I have compiled some rather tempting home libraries that help me feel justified in keeping my growing hord, see what you think…
Lets start with the dream – if you could you know you would, my childhood self would just adore a tree-filled library.
The hidden room – I love the colour of these shelves, the perfect backdrop to all those vibrant spines.
If space is tight then I love the idea of shelves-come seats, and with a view like this I might be torn for where to look, out the window or the pages of my book.
Over the years I have wondered around many an English country house with libraries worthy of a novel. This room is elegant, well proportioned and the books look old enough to have seen a thing or two.
Now this is a room my mum would covet, she is most definitely a colour coordinator. She loves ordering items by colour of the room – yellow for the yellow room etc. These white shelves house a rainbow that is really pleasing to the eye. The furniture is fun too!
I am always wooed by green, and this little reading nook just looks so inviting.
For some calming white I do like these shelves. It would be guess work what book to pick but I love the varying horizontals of the pages.
Or alternatively, for a little space, these shelves work perfectly tuck away under the stairs. They create a calming piece of personal space.
Granted there are very little books in these shelves but I love the indulgence of the rich dark colours. Painting the inside of your shelves can add another layer to the room. The darkness makes me want to curl up with a book and say goodbye world, just for a little while.
Everything is better in the round, ask Shakespeare. Though this wood is a little too orange for me, but painted in a powder blue or and chalky white this space would sing. You can see the craftsmanship and detail, a truly lovely space.
Such a well balanced space. The orange and blue work so well together, bold but in my book, beautiful.