Having your very own library is like a dream for every bookworm, and it doesn’t matter if you have a small apartment because the stories are just the same.
In this excerpt below, we will be discussing some of the best ways you can fit that library in your two-bedroom small apartment as well.
A Small Apartment? So What?
Yes, you have a small apartment, but that doesn’t mean you cannot fulfill your childhood dream of having your own library. Yes, you do not have a manor (For now), but you do not need one for a library.
Plus, we have always found the idea of a small library cozier than that of a huge high ceiling room.
So, here is how you can get one!
1. Walls For Shelves
If you do not have enough space for shelving, then why not use vertical space? An entire wall!
You literally have a canvas for all your books!
You can build the shelves on your own with wooden blocks or simply get a contractor to do so. With the amount of space you are covering, the room will automatically give you a vintage feel. However, there is a possibility that you might not have all the books of the world on that shelf.
Plus, you might not even be able to fit them all. So, if you are craving to read a book in that library, why not download the ebook for it? Download all your ebooks for free from the Pirate Bay.
2. Vintage Ladder
Now that you have those ceiling-touched shelves, you cannot get on your toes and reach the highest shelf. So, why not get a library ladder for yourself? It doesn’t have to be a manor, but you can get those wooden ladders the aristocrats used.
These vintage ladders will give your small library an artistic look, but at the same time, they are not a waste of space, as you can get the most convenience out of them.
You can get these in your local vintage store or even thrift the really good ones.
3. Vintage Touch
Libraries are beauties of the days gone by, especially the ones we like.
With wooden shelves and vintage lamps!
However, there is no harm in having a small corner of that lost world in your small apartment. You can buy and add vintage items that will ornament your DIY library to perfection.
We are talking about letter-writing desks, vintage glass lamps, quills, inkpots, and even a typewriter. Plus, if you wish to sit in that space and get some work done, you can buy one of those typewriting keyboards.
The sound of keys clicking on your personal library. The experience is just going to be phenomenal.
4. Candles & Warm Lights
Candles and warm lights are the best essences of a library. Reading or underneath the candlelight is all you need after a long day of work. However, just some candlelight might not be enough.
So, we suggest you get long lamps near your reading space. Plus, stay away from harsh light colors like blue, green, or white. They can ruin the entire mood of the library.
Steer towards warm lights like gold, yellow, and champagne.
5. Cozy Sitting Space
Cozy sitting space is a final addition to a perfect library. A cozy chair with a chunky blanket where you can literally curl up and dive inside the reality which your book is bringing you.
Plus, you can even have a small coffee table right beside the chair. For your warm beverage to accompany your book or space for the books, you are reading.
You can even get some flowers for that table or anything else that suits your taste. After all, no matter how small, the space is yours. So, decorate as you please!
Get Set Decorating!
Now that you have your best picks, it is time to get decorating. Get all the necessary items from the stores nearby, and begin to build your dream library.
Plus, download all your favorite ebooks!
We are sure you cannot wait to sit by the window on your chair and simply read away.