As an avid reader, I’ve often dreamed of my ideal home library. This is what my dream looks like.
Imagine, a tower that is four stories high, connected to your house. The first and fourth story have a floor, the rest don’t; as a result, the first through third stories appear to be one tall room in the tower. Lining the walls of these first three stories are books, arranged first by genre, and then by author. The shelves are made of a warm wood and are stuffed with books.
The second and third floor have a walkway about two to three feet wide, with a railing, so you can look down at the other floors. A staircase along the wall leads to these walkways.
On the ground floor is a desk with a computer where the books are catalogued, to make finding books easier. Also on the ground floor are a few armchairs for casual browsing.
On the fourth floor, there aren’t books; instead, the walls are made entirely of windows, with large curtains that can be drawn over them if needed. Of course, the view must be fantastic. On this floor are couches and more armchairs, with a few coffee tables here and there. This is the reading room of the home library.
I would love to hear about your ideal home library in the comments below. The sky is the limit!
And here are a few photos of cool libraries to give you additional inspiration.