Where's your favorite place to read? I'm not talking about reading on the fly or catching a page or two between dinner and doing the dishes. I'm referring to relaxing with a glass of lemonade or a cup of coffee while you turn page after page of a book that you can't tear yourself away from.
For me, it usually means I'm kicking my feet up while relaxing in my recliner. It's comfortable, but sometimes I dream about having a dedicated library and reading room. You know what I'm talking about: That room with enough shelves to house all of your favorite books, plus a place to lounge that's almost impossible to make yourself get up from.
I recently discovered the furniture created by Arhaus. All of the pieces are made from natural materials and absolutely gorgeous!
After much online drooling and daydreaming, I created the perfect reading, writing, library room. If money were no object, this is what I'd want my room to look like:
The Library Wall
Okay, if I'm going to create a reading room, I have to start with the library. The moment I saw these bookshelves, I knew I'd choose two or three of them to line one wall. I think the ladder for these bookcases is perfect and makes me picture a library that Belle would be proud of. I've always been a fan of darker woods, and this shade looks beautiful.
The Reading Corner
For the reading corner, I wasn't sure if I wanted a recliner or something larger to sit on. I browsed through the selection of sectionals and sofas. That's when I saw this Brentwood sectional and thought it would be a great combination of comfort and style. There's enough room for more than one person to sit on it in case I'm not the only one enjoying the library. The lounger is great for relaxing while reading for a while. I thought some kind of table nearby would be great, but I'm one of those people who likes tables that are more on the functional side. I thought a cool chest like this would be a great addition.
A Place to Write
As an author, where better to put my desk than the library? It's the perfect place to gain inspiration from my favorite books resting on the shelves around me. The desk here would be perfect, along with a long shelf on the wall above it. That way, I can have my reference books close by along with the large number of super hero figurines that I have on my current desk. Yes, there's no doubt that the area around my desk would be a nerd paradise. lol
The chair I have below looks super comfortable, and a pretty lamp would help light up the area.
Yes, I do believe that this would be the perfect writing space!
There you have it: My dream library and writing space. I would probably crochet myself a large afghan to drape over the back of the sectional so I could cuddle under that while reading on a chilly day. And, depending on how big of a room I had to work with, I might choose some kind of curio cabinet. Then I'd be able to collect even more super hero and other sit arounds.
Maybe, one of these days, I can turn this dream space into a reality!
What about you? Browse through the Arhaus online store and tell me what piece of furniture you'd include in your dream library or reading space.