Even though e-books have become popular over the years, nothing compares to holding a book in your hand.

Over the years you will have gained a large book collection ranging from cookbooks to dictionaries, which will most likely take up valuable space in your home.

Instead of throwing books away, a great idea is to store them creatively in your home. This not only adds character, but allows you to have easy access.

Home Library – If you have a large book collection, then a home library allows you to become creative with storage. Depending on your main aim and the space you have in your home, you can make the library large or small. If you are creating a library as a place to relax, then a large room would be more beneficial, whereas if you’re creating a library as a place to store all your books, then the size of the room depends on the volume of books you have.

Shelves – Due to the popularity of bookshelves, there are many designs that will suit the character of your home. Vertical bookshelves create the illusion that your ceiling appears higher, which is an option to consider if you are placing a bookshelf in a small room.

Limited Space – If you live in a small home or apartment, then you will have to become more creative when storing as you do not want your home to look overcrowded. Many items have hidden storage compartments which work great for additional space. A wicker basket adds character to your home and leaves space inside to store your books. Also, chairs that have removable lids allow you to sit comfortably but also act as a hiding place for your items.

Self Storage – If you are unable to create a home library to store all your books, then self storage is a great option to prevent excess books making your home appear untidy. When storing books, make sure they are flat and store similar sized books together. Remember to label the genre of books on the box so you are able to find the book you are looking for when you return!

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