A spiral staircase gives your library a classic old fashioned feeling
June 21, 20132 min read
It's quite common for homeowners who are renovating their house to want to add a classic library to the space. A room for reading and handling the business tasks around the home has long been a staple of well-appointed homes. Such rooms tend to be a favorite of both men and women and can be a very nice alternate location to receive guests.
Of course, if you're planning to build a library in your home, it simply wouldn't seem complete without one defining feature: a spiral staircase. Depending on the layout of your reading room, this structure might lead up to a balcony where you have more volumes on shelves, or it could just lead to the second story of the house in an innovative way.
The same way that dark wood and leather furniture simply seem to go with a library's handsome aesthetic, a nice spiral staircase will simply seem like it fits in the space. You can even add a cozy chair near the foot of the stairway as a surprising yet comfortable place to sit and curl up with a book.
When you're working on the plans for this part of your home, consider matching the balustrade to your bookshelves. This will help to tie the entire space together and make it even more impressive to look at. To play in to this classic style, it's best to pick out wooden stair parts that will display your good taste.
There's no reason not to indulge in your desire for a fine room that's specifically designed for reading, with all of the details that you've always imagined.