|My dream - lots and lots of books (image)|
Growing up my father was a speed reader and book addict, something he has passed down to me. My parents even had a separate lounge which was off limits to children and was kept mainly for entertaining friends and being a quite space for my father to read. One side of the room had floor to ceiling book shelves running right across it and like the image above it's something I would love to have as well one day, although for now we are working with what we have which are to unloved alcoves in our little house.
As some of our readers already know we recently bought this cottage 6 months ago and are slowly making a few improvements before selling it next year. One of the things was have been working on are the previously unused alcoves in our living-room. You can never have enough storage space and we both love to display our array of books. I recently did a post about our record corner which has now been further improved with these nifty little storage units we picked up from Ikea and allow us to have shelves with books above and either records or bits and bobs below in an organised manner below. I also love the new spring/summer colour schemes they have and once we have painted the room a more neutral jasmine white these pastel green units will pop a lot more. We have two alcoves in the living room both of which are now full to the brim with books.
|Mr A reading outside|