I have a wishlist (yes, an actual physical list on a folded sheet of lined notebook paper) of design features I dream of having in my future home. One thing at the top of that list is built-in floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.
They instantly make a room feel homey, comfortable and inviting. Their height and amount of wall real estate they take up also make the space feel like your own little library. Not to mention they are a great conversation starter. I currently have two large bookshelves in my apartment and whenever friends come over, that’s the first area they gravitate towards. They browse the book titles, make comments about books they’ve also read and ask questions about the small knick-knacks that break up the stacks.
So, until the day I have my very own built-in bookshelves, I’ll just continue to collect books that will one day be organized floor-to-ceiling.
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