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3 Great Ways To Personalize Your Home Library

Whether you are creating a huge home library with vaulted ceilings and shelves the go up your entire walls, or a small cozy library that has more of a cottage feel, there are certain things that you can do to personalize it. You want your home library to be comfortable and inviting because it is a place where you and your family will spend a lot of your time when you are reading. Having a library that fits your specific needs and wants will likely help you and your family get more use out of it. This article will discuss 3 great ways to personalize your home library. 

Add Unique Bookends

A fun way to personalize all of your wall mounted bookshelves is to add some unique bookends to each of them. These bookends can be whatever you would like, and you can even have different bookends on the end of each shelf if you want. You can use bookends that are made of metal, wood, glass, or any other material that is sturdy enough to hold your books in place. These can be shaped into several different designs such as people, animals, buildings, books, shoes, birdcages, globes, or anything that you can think of. You can even use unique objects that aren't necessarily made to be bookends, like quilting clamps, jars with rocks, sandbags, bricks, etc. 

Add A Fireplace To The Room

To make your library look and feel more cozy and inviting, you can add a fireplace to the room. This fireplace will be a great source of heat during the winter time, and you can cuddle up next to the fire and read a great book. You can also use the mantle of the fireplace as an added bookshelf, and you can place your most read books up there. This will give you easy access to them when you entire the library.

Have A Mural Painted On The Ceiling

Some of the most magnificent and beautiful libraries of ancient time had murals painted on the ceiling. To make your own library look this amazing, you can have a mural of your own painted on the ceiling in your library. You can have the day or night sky painted on the ceiling, a mural of angels, a painting of a large map, or whatever you feel will personalize your library to look how you want it to. As you are reading, you can gaze up at your ceiling and enjoy the beauty you see and peace that you feel while you are in your library.