How to get a home library


No modern device for reading information can compare with a traditional book, because printed literature, as before, remains very important and we need for many reasons. Many of us are still striving to accumulate knowledge gained from the publications of classical and modern prose, poetry, encyclopedias and dictionaries in order to preserve and pass them on to future generations. The most far-sighted readers act very prudently, organizing home libraries in order to carefully store the best examples of printed literature.

When planning to arrange a place for placing a large number of books in your own house or apartment, it is better to consider the following comments:

we strongly do not recommend arranging the library in the kitchen, because its specificity is such that the smallest droplets of various fumes will settle day and night on the roots and covers of books whose damaged quality cannot be returned; refuse the idea of ​​placing a rich collection of literature in dark rooms (pantries, in closets, cellars), because mold and rodents will not spare the expensive editions. Remember how public libraries are organized and try to follow the same rules: each book has a place and a serial number (letter of the alphabet), or, for example, you can break down all the literature by genres, age categories and areas of different professions.

Take the time to study this article if you are determined to organize a library in your home, performing the task with all the responsibility of a devoted reader.

Home library: classic interior design

Of course, the home library, in the classical sense, means organizing in a spacious room, where, in addition to it, other objects are conveniently located, emphasizing the purpose of the room and the status of the owners of the house.

So, in order to create an atmosphere of complete immersion in a special world of literary adventures, it is necessary to install tall massive cabinets (they can be open or glazed), closely adjacent to each other, with simple paneled facades.

In addition, you should purchase a comfortable sofa, sofa or a pair of ergonomic chairs and a desk. Think about the right lighting: it should be represented by an overhead flood light, floor lamp, working and decorative lamps.

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 Library Storage Systems

You can use such stationary or mobile structures in each room, placing literature in them, based on the purpose of the room. For example, a small floor rack in the living room may contain various directories, encyclopedias and dictionaries, guides; in the bedroom – historical and adventure novels, volumes of poetry and prose; in the kitchen – recipe guides, collections for the preparation of dishes of the peoples of the world, etc..


Give the library one of the walls

Do not clutter up the room, even if there is enough space in it to design several functional zones at once. It will be better when the home library, in the form of a large shelf or frequent shelves, simply occupies the entire surface of one of the walls of the living room or cabinet from the ceiling to the floor.

The entire stock of literature accumulated over the years will easily and very aesthetically fit in this area of ​​the room.


Use combined designs in design

The principle of combining open and closed sections of cabinets must be used when the need to save space comes to the fore. In a small one- or two-room apartment, it makes no sense to place an additional cupboard or bookcase only, but if you combine two types of furniture together, you can achieve great functionality.


Make shelves around doorways

Try to organize the library according to this principle, and you will get a comfortable, well-organized residential interior. Here it is required to build a structure of vertical and horizontal ceilings, filling with their help the free space around a window or doorway. The design of such a rack should be quite reliable, and the material for it can be wooden or metal elements, as well as structures made of drywall.


Use lightweight sections for shelves and bookcases

So that the room in which the library is organized does not look visually overloaded, you can “distribute” it (the library) around the entire perimeter of the room. That is, install separate sections with books near each of the walls. This will help balance the load coming from the shelves laden with books..

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Provide free access to the top shelves of your library

High spacious shelving as the basis for the home library, proved to be very successful in the interior, as they are able to accommodate abundant stocks of literary publications. Nevertheless, there is a visible inconvenience in terms of the impossibility of approaching the upper tiers of this design: they are too tall and unattainable for everyday use.

We recommend installing a neat sliding staircase on the monorail and hinges, which, if necessary, can be easily moved left or right along the structure of the rack so that you can quickly and easily get the right book from the top shelf.


 Mezzanines in the home library

Under the library with all the home literature, you can take the whole mezzanine floor to the mezzanine, if such is planned in the apartment or house.

It should be remembered that here, most likely, it will not be possible to install heavy furniture, including for the direct storage of books. The best solution would be to install suspended shelves without support on the floor, since the total weight of the books is likely to exceed that for the mezzanine shelf.


Library under the stairs, save space in the apartment

Under the marching staircase or along the adjacent walls, shelving, shelves or hanging bookcases can be arranged. In this case, it is recommended to act on the principle of “exploiting space with maximum benefit.” If this area has enough space, put a comfortable armchair, a coffee table and a floor lamp.

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How to save space in a small room

Not only spacious living rooms, but also narrow cabinets and bedrooms boast the presence of a home library in their interior.

But for this, when planning to fill the room, you need to calculate a place for niches, where it will be most convenient to build shelves to accommodate diverse literature.


Interior room library

The high-quality organization of a good home library requires a serious attitude and a bit of creativity if you want. It is worth stopping and carefully looking around, when unexpected ideas and bold solutions appear, for example, shelves built in the interior partition or hanging glazed shelves with books. You can make such a library in the wall between the living room and the corridor, the bathroom and the bedroom, the kitchen and the dining room, and in other rooms in which the proximity of the muse of literature is important.