Book Blog Discussions – What would you do with a room for a library?

March 24, 2017 Beyond the Books, Discussion Challenge 2

What would the world’s most perfect library look like to you?

Recently we moved into a beautiful house that is approx four times the size of my previous house. We have spaces for days and days! The good thing about this? I have a room for a library! The bad thing about this? It’s only one, small ish size room, with a fireplace, windows, and two doors!

I’ll have to work to get in some shelving but I do have one really long wall for bookshelves.

I originally was going to try for a coastal blue. This room can be really dark so I was hoping to liven it up a bit. And then I put the coastal on the wall and it looked like a fluorescent. I couldn’t cover it fast enough! Decided to go with my original idea of a dark teal, which is a color that always makes me happy!

The painting seems like just the first step, but as this is the first time I’ve been able to have a room just for a library, I have no idea what else to do! Some bookshelves and some comfy chairs would be nice, of course! I did just get a swivel chair for my living room that I’m tempted to put in here!

And a huge, comfy rug to put in front of the fireplace! Later on I plan to do something with the fireplace facade but for now I’m just trying to get the necessities in there before I can get the thrills.

Slowly but surely I feel like I’m getting somewhere. The REALLY great thing is now I’ll have a place for all my books. I’ll have too much space. I’ll be able to BUY MORE BOOKS!

Of course, pinterest has been a great source for some direction and inspiration. My pinterest shows I’d love to have some odd mixture of Alice in Wonderland meets the Great Gatsby. I don’t know, maybe I’ve been looking too long and now I’m confused!

What would your perfect library look like?





2 Responses to “Book Blog Discussions – What would you do with a room for a library?”

  1. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    Oh how awesome that you actually get to have a library room!!! I want a library with a fireplace! I’ve always loved the classic lots of wood, red and dark colors, high-back chairs around a fireplace kinda library. But then I also like bright and colorful stuff. So I don’t know, I don’t know how I would ever be able to figure out room design if I got a house and could do whatever I wanted with it lol.
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    • Christina

      I know. I can’t even begin to say how excited I am. High-back chairs is the exact thing I’m going for. Like in Up!

      This house is so dark so it’s hard to find the right colors and still have the feel I’m going for. The fun of it though is that the hubster is letting me do whatever I want!