I will try not to boast too much over how I’ll be having my own library-like room once we’ve moved but.. like.. can you blame me for boasting just a little bit? Most of us harbor that dream and not everyone is so lucky as to realize it – I know that! – but.. I am? And I feel thrilled and stoked and.. and.. everything!
So, I feel like today is the perfect opportunity to talk a bit about what I’d want to add in my library room. Especially since it kind of goes with today’s TTT topic, which is “Bookish Items / Merchandise I’d Like To own” and I’m changing it only a little bit by going with “Things I’d Like To See In My Library“!
If there’s one thing I’d absolutely love, it’s to dedicate a piece of my wall to bookish art! Whether it be things I purchased myself, received in subscription boxes or simply quotes. I just want something like that to add that little bit of extra bookish-ness!
One very important thing I also have yet to buy is a new reading sofa. I’m planning on getting rid of my current one because it’s giving me back pains lately and.. well.. a reading spot can’t do that, right?! I’m not even using it anymore because of that, which is a huge pity. I’m not sure yet what kind of sofa / armchair I’d like, but I do plan on trying out a lot of them before making up my mind, haha. Especially since most look comfortable, but don’t necessarily are.
If any of you have specific ones in mind I should give a try, do let me know!
One other thing I’ve come across quite a few times lately and lost my heart to, are TBR carts! If you haven’t heard of those yet, let me enlighten you: It’s a cart that holds your – you guessed it! – TBR!
Right now, I stack them up at the start of each month and go through them as I wish but.. I kind of want a more “aesthetic” look for my TBR? If you know what I mean? Something that isn’t just a random stack of books on my desk. Even better: If I manage to only fill up the lower shelves, I can use the top one to hold my drinks, snacks and candles! That equals having a TBR cart and side table in one – win?!
Another thing I need to think about and figure out is lighting. Having the perfect reading light is so important to me since bright light or too dim light either tires or hurts my eyes. I’m thinking about a vintage-like chandelier as general lighting and then find some kind of standing lamp to put next to my reading spot. The standing lamp is something I’ve yet to figure out more, but the chandelier.. Yup, really want a vintage one! I know my furniture is more in the modern style, but that makes me even more eager to mix it up a bit?
What are some things you deem “essential” to have in a reading room?
What extras would you love to have yourself?
Maybe I can get some more ideas this way!
Feel free to leave a link to your TTT so I can check it out!