I love books. I can never have too many of them. I not only fill my house with them, but I normally have a spare or two in my purse and car in case I ever get the urge to read. Going to the library thrills more than you will ever know. I get to “shop” for books and then leave without paying for them! Amazing. Plus my hubby likes it, because my bills from Barnes and Noble can get pretty high.
Due to my love of books I always dreamed of having a library in my own home. I wanted a room dedicated to only my books and a comfy chair to read them all in. Our current house doesn’t have space for this unless I turn my empty shell of a dining room into it. (Hmmmm)
So for now I just have to deal with placing my books in nooks and crannies throughout the different rooms in my house.
Here are some of my favorite ways to display books:
The most recent piece of obsession comes from Living Etc. I love how it not only hold your books, but also displays your covers as little works of art.
Another favorite that makes me totally jealous is this amazing library nook from Making It Lovely. Warm chocolate walls: check, comfy chair and ottoman: check, amazing bookcases with glass doors from IKEA: check. Love this room!
This library setup below also makes my heart pitter patter. First off love the built in’s to hold all the books on the top and you can fill the bottom with games! I’ve always wanted a ladder in my library so that is a major plus. Lastly how amazing is the idea to put up that amazing green curtain so you can make all the mess disappear?
Not certain if you like all the color your book spines bring into the room? Then the solution is easy just wrap them all up in white or kraft paper. I’ve been thinking of doing this in my living room and I’m really loving the way it looks in this room.
Below is the look currently going on in my house. I try to find little empty spaces that would seem like wasted space and fill them up with my books. Now if only I could get my hands on that lucite console table we would be in business!
So my loves I’m throwing the question back at you. How do you display your books or favorite possessions? Do you have any tricks of the trade for great storage solutions?