For a long time, I’ve wanted my own room dedicated to books and writing. Call it a writing studio, a library, an office, whatever you like to call it. Some guys have a man cave. I want my writing cave.
Well, it’s not a cave, it’s a standard room, has a door and a window, as well as 4 walls, a carpeted floor, and a ceiling. I’m not much of a decorator, but I have my wishes for how I want it to look. And maybe my dream writing studio is pretty standard looking.
I’d like two of the walls to be lined by big bookshelves. They should be nearly to the ceiling, with some space at the top for various things I may collect. I’d like them to be a rich reddish colour, maybe mahogany, cherry, or walnut. They will hold my library, all of the books that I own. I’ll arrange them by genre and author, allowing me to easily locate a book.
The walls will be painted a darker colour. Bright colours are nice. I like bright colours, but I want my cave to have a warm feeling, and a rich, dark colour would be ideal. Like a red wine colour. That would warm me up.
Furniture would be pretty standard. A desk for my computer, of course. I’d likely have a couple of laptops, a bigger desktop replacement, as well as a smaller netbook sized PC for writing away from home. While the above description sounds traditional, I want a modern desk with a sleek design. I wouldn’t just be using the computer for writing, but I do like other things, such as games, Youtube, Internet, and I can’t forget blogging.
I have a love for maps, so one of my walls will have several maps. They’ll include a world map, a map of Canada, and a map of Japan. Additional maps may include those of the worlds I’m creating in my writing.
I’d also like a nice, comfortable sofa to lounge on while I read. Not a leather or vinyl sofa, but a simple cloth sofa that I won’t stick to on a hot summer day or leap in the air from shock on a cold winter day.
Some other various items may include astronomy related pictures or globes, plastic models of planes or ships (I’m interested in making these), and family photos.
What’s your idea of your own personal dream room?