A home library is the perfect spot to kick back and relax at the end of a long day. You can get lost in your favorite book while you curl up on the couch next to the fire. Sounds pretty good, right? Well, these accessories can make your home library an even more enjoyable place to be:
Make a crisp personalized impression on all of your books with your very own custom embosser. This tool is especially perfect if you loan out books to friends and family on a frequent basis. Then they will always know which books belong to you and which ones are from their own collection. Customize your embosser to say something like “From the home library of Sarah Smith.”
Transparent book weight
When it’s beautiful outside, open up your home library’s windows and let that cool breeze flow throughout your home. The only downside of that breeze is that it flips your book pages back and forth when you’re trying to read. Instead of having to hold down the pages with your hand, invest in a transparent book weight to keep all of the pages flat. Plus, it protects the paper from any food and drink spills, and frees your hands to sip on a coffee or cozy up under a blanket.
Plenty of lighting
Lighting is so crucial in a home library. After all, you don’t want to be straining your eyes trying to read. However, you don’t want the lights to be too bright either, as this can cast unwanted shadows. Instead, achieve a warm glow by installing different layers of light. For instance, place a lamp on your side table, hang a vintage chandelier from the ceiling and add task lighting to the top of your bookshelf, which will make it easy to pick out the title you’re searching for.
Cozy throw blanket
What’s a home library without a blanket to curl up under as you read? Offer a striking contrast to your sofa or love seat by choosing a patterned throw blanket. Plaid blankets are perfect for the fall and winter seasons, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t opt for other fun patterns like stripes, chevron and polka dots. Blankets can add a bit of personality to your home library.
Instead of just tossing the blanket over the arm of a sofa, drape it over the back of a neutral chair and tuck it under the seat cushion to keep the blanket in place. This provides a pop of color to your seating.