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Here are the steps we are taking to create a little home library. I hope you will find this information as a starting place for creating a home library of your own.
I few weeks ago my son joined me in the attic (my craft space) while I was working on a sewing project. As I worked, he grabbed a book and curled up in a chair to read. I immediately noticed how cozy of a reading spot it could be. I asked my son, “why don’t we bring some books and make it a reading spot?” He replied, “like a library, that would be cool!” And that is how it all started, funny how such a simple conversation brought about a complete room change.
Designate a Spot
Notice I said spot, not room! I have seen plenty of people who have a reading nook/library set up in the corner of a living room or bedroom, and it works out fantastic! No matter what your space situation, you can designate a place for your own library.
In our case I decided to turn one side of our attic into a library. We were very fortunate to move into a house with room to grow. The attic was dubbed as my craft room, but I quickly realized you can have stuff too spread out. I don’t want to walk across the entire attic every time I need something.
What do you want your library to do? Will it be a place for the whole family or an escape for just you? A homework station or part office?
For us it will be a family library, and definitely a multi- function area. It will serve as a homework station, reading nook, place where I can work and of course, it will hold all of our families’ books.
Decide on Furniture and Decor
Once you know what you want the room to do, you can then decide on furniture and decor. For example, since I know ours will be a homework station, I needed a desk or table.
Picking out furniture and decor is still a working progress for us. We are definitely on a budget with this project, so I’m picking up pieces here and there as I find the best deals. Some items I have bought used, the table and chair, while the pouf ottoman I got from Wayfair. I love the pouf, it makes a perfect footrest or can stand alone as seating (which is a good option if you have limited space) My son and husband are always fighting over it, so I think I will be adding another one soon.
In between searching for peices of furniture, I’m working on the decor. I will be adding more pillows and a few throws (the attic is drafty to say the least) just to add to the coziness of the room and customize it for us.
Here are a few of the things I think would be perfect additions to your home and a few are on my library decor wish list, they serve a purpose and are super cute.
French Quarter Small Pouf/ Rectangle Shoreham Outdoor Accent Pillows (Set of 2)/ Vintage Jade Quilted Cotton Throw/Fabric Square Floor Nylon Pillow
If you are looking to add some functional and decorative pieces to your home or library, November 20 through November 24th you can get 15% off ANY Pillow, Pouf or Throw using the code WFPTP15.
It is amazing all the step that go into creating a new space in your house. I still have a long way to go, but I think I’m enjoying creating this room as much as we will enjoy using it. I can’t wait to share pictures with you when it is finished.
Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas
I love the idea of a home library. We have so many books. They are on some bookcases in our dining room. Funny enough, the bookcases are from Wayfair. I love your poof too! So fun.
I’ve always wanted a home library! Thanks for sharing some awesome tips. Love ya’