So, I’ve mentioned before that I’ve gone back and forth on this back wall in our living room. My heart has always said, “Bookshelves,” but my brain was saying, “Do something else.” Well, I gave it some serious thought and there is “nothing else”. Ha!
No matter how hard I try, I can’t imagine anything more perfect than a big, floor-to-ceiling library wall!
Here’s some of my inspirations—
This first photo (via Design Sponge) has been on every home mood board I have made for the past 5-7 years. It’s just crazy inspiring to me how the books fill the A-frame shape around the door. And since this space is so similar to our living room wall, it just seems crazy not to go for it!
This second photo (via Little Green Notebook) has always spoken to me as such a great family space. I have considered the lights and ladder that she did quite a bit. (We decided to skip the ladder for now since we have a baby on the way, but I’m still considering adding lights to ours.) Everything about how this is styled appeals to me so much.
Side note—if you want to add closed shelves to the bottom of your DIY bookshelves, definitely read her post.
So, we’re building the shelves now. After that I need to work on filling them. I have a two season plan for how they could be styled. And I’m off to hunt for cool vintage books that match our color scheme, with special consideration for finding children’s books.
I have bookmarked our local Nashville library sales, but where else should I hunt for books?
Ugh! I am so excited about this project. It’s truly a dream project!! I’ll share more photos with you as we move along! xx -Elsie