I’ve run into the problem of not having enough bookshelves for my books, many of them are sitting in boxes (or storage). As I wait to find the right bookshelves, and ideas for where to put them, I’ve been looking around at decorating magazines, websites, and other people’s libraries. I’ve found several personal libraries that are inspiring, but none that I can do (at least not at this time). I’ve pointed out some awesome celebrity personal libraries over on BookRiot today, but wanted to share some of my personal tiny book corners here. I don’t (and probably won’t anytime soon) have an actual library, but I do have book nooks, and am going for the relaxed, cozy, grab-a-book-and-plop-down-to-read vibe.
This is one of my favorite bookshelves… I found it in a little store around the corner from an old house that I used to live in. I luuurv it; it’s made of branches and the natural material feels super cozy to me. (By the way, that All You magazine in the magazine holder is this month’s issue and has a spread on making your own natural cleaning supplies. It’s awesome – talk about saving money and the environment in one step!)
Here’s my “classics corner” where I’ve lined up my classic titles next to a big cushy chair (the picture is dark, so you may not be able to tell that the books are lined up under the window, along the wall). One of my favorite things are the bookends that I’ve had in a box for years and years and never had a place for them until now (you can see them in the close up picture).
I keep my vintage/antique books in my bedroom on top of my dresser. I love finding old, old copies of great books, especially when you luck out and find inexpensive copies of them (and even more especially when they are inscribed with a message from long, long ago). I’ve placed mine on a beautiful handkerchief that Jacqueline recently sent me, which I am in love with!
Tell me… what would your dream book decorating scenario look like?
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