When you are a bookworm, your whole life is spent in your bedroom. As a result, you want your room to reflect your personality and be the cosiest place on Earth. Here are eight things all bookworms need in their bedrooms!
1. Funky Shelves
The first thing you need in a bookworm bedroom is, of course, some bookshelves. These days, bookshelves come in all shapes and sizes and you do not need to get a standard square set of shelves. To turn your bedroom into a library, you want to find an eye-catching bookcase where you can proudly display your collection.
2. Reading Nook
If you are building a bookworm bedroom, you will definitely need a space for reading. You can find some fantastic reading nook ideas online from built in sofas and beds to drapery to closets with shelving in them. The key is to build them into the wall and create an enclosed space. This will give you a cosy nook hidden away from the rest of your room where you can truly escape into your book.
3. Book Wallpaper
This wallpaper is becoming more popular in coffee shops and cafes, and it is perfect for any bookworm bedroom. Even if you have hundreds of books, you might not want large imposing shelves covering every wall of your room. This striking wallpaper will give the illusion of even more books and make your room look like a proper library.
4. Hidden Storage
When you have so many books, you are going to need somewhere to put them. Sometimes you don’t want all your books out on display, especially if you don’t plan on reading them again. In this case, you need some hidden storage! Find some furniture with storage space, such as beds with drawers underneath or an ottoman which opens up. You can stash plenty of books in here and nobody will know!
5. Book-Themed Throw Pillows
These are perfect for in your reading nook. You can find some fantastic throw pillows online with bookworm slogans and designs which will totally add to the library aesthetic in your room. You might also find cushions from your favourite book series, such as Harry Potter or The Hunger Games. These will be great for taking those bookstagram photos when you buy a new book haul!
6. Wall Decal Book Quote
Covering every wall in books or book wallpaper might be a bit much, and this is the perfect way to break up the room. You can buy some fantastic wall art using pages or quotes from your favourite book. Think how comforting it will be when you wake up everyday to see the words of the book you love most staring back at you.
7. Scented Candles
Nothing is more relaxing than a bookworm bedroom which smells gorgeous – so get yourself some scented candles! You could go for a calming scent such as lavender or eucalyptus, or you could find a more woody scent which recreates the smell of a dusty library. Either way, this will make your bedroom a more pleasant space to read in.
8. Book Calendar
Every bookworm needs a book calendar. This is where you can update your to-be-read list with every new book you buy and plan what books you are going to read next. This way you can track how many books you have read in the year and how long each one took to finish. Perfect if you are working on a reading challenge!