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?