A dining room is a place where you are supposed to eat your food and enjoy coffee. It isn’t really a place where you would read a book. However, as of late, people have started making this area a reading place, like a library. Is the dining area a library? No, but it can certainly be turned into a library. Yes, you can make it a library by doing certain crazy things. If you are a creative person, you can try different things and make your dining room look like a real library. Here are a few ideas to make your dining room a library!
First of all, you must get a rectangular dining table. You can go for a round table as well if you want but it would need to be a huge one. If you already have a rectangular table, perfect. You mostly see rectangular tables in the libraries because they allow more seating. So, first of all, make sure you get a rectangular dining table.
After you get a dining table, the most important thing is the bookshelf. So, get a bookcase or a bookshelf. Before you do so, you have to measure the space you have in your dining room. Choose the size of the bookcase according to the space you have in your dining area.
Apart from a bookshelf, you can have a storage cabinet as well. It is not pretty essential but you would need it for placing some books and accessories. If the bookcase is taken all by the books, you need to have a storage cabinet where you would put your accessories. So, place it along the wall.
Now, since you have a bookshelf and a storage cabinet, fill them up with books, magazines and useful things. Your bookshelf must be filled with books while you can store other things in that storage cabinet. However, make sure you place books and everything in an organized manner to give the appearance of a library.
Now, you need more lights! Every library has that extra lighting to make it easy for the readers to read books. So, get more overhead lighting and make sure to give enhanced lighting for making it easier to read books.
After overhead lighting, you can go for a couple of table lamps. If you don’t want to turn on too many lights, you can simply use table lamps and read the books under them. So, placing the table lamps makes it look like a small library!
So, with all these things done, your library is perfect. Now, you can use it both as a dining area and a library. When needed, you can use the library and then use the dining table for eating food.