It all begins with one small fairy tale, given to you by your parents. One gets engrossed in that fictitious world with supernatural and mystical powers, colourful characters and the surroundings. Fast forward to the present and suddenly you’re lost somewhere in that pile of novels, story books. The houses in the cities have small spaces, but your thirst for new books and more knowledge is increasing by the day. Space crunch is the issue, with your parents now concerned where to store your books.
Give or take, each home is close to about 1000 sq. ft & to match it you’ve 1000 books. Hmm, you see the issue arising?
What do you do in such a situation? Do you give away your cherished books?
Leaving a void within you! Well, we have solutions that can help.
• These days the sofas are multi-purposed. They will have slots at the arm chair to keep your newspapers, coffee table books, a cuppa joe etc. Why not place some of the great novels along the side of the sofa, or just behind it. Just pick up a book and continue where you left off. A little cozy English library feel to it, isn’t it?
• You’ve heard the walls have ears, an age old saying. Well that is because in the olden days, book storage in huge shelves adjoining the walls was a thing. Walls gained knowledge, insights, and ideas. Well just joking, but you the gist of it. If you’re lucky enough to have a spare wall at home, the living room is a great to build a library.
• When renovating your home, think also how to create a library with lightings. Yes, add a spot light in your living room, bedroom or a kitchen. These spots can be used for storing your novels. A novel idea, really!
• Another great and logical space storage for your cherished stories are – beside your bed. Bed time stories or a chapter in a thriller drama is a good way to unwind and relax your mind before sleeping. So if you’re the type who cannot do without reading in bed all snuggled up, this arrangement makes perfect sense. It just comforts the laziness and tiredness within you. As stated earlier, just mount a head lamp or a strong spot light for reading and you can get lost in a story within a matter of time.
It is only the surface that is scratched with regards to book storage, it is best to visualize, chalk out and see spaces that can be utilized.
Finally, would like to end it with a simple thought. A home library is simple to develop, it is not rocket science and doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket. In fact, you have all the time in the world to organise and store your ever growing collection.