Protecting books with wood blinds

Jul 15 2010

Protecting books with wood blinds
Protecting books with wood blinds
Any well-read homeowner is bound to have a respectable collection of books scattered around the house. While some could be in the bedroom or living room, others could be in the dining room. Wherever they are, it's important to protect exposed books from too much natural lighting.

TLC reports that excessive sunlight can bleach or fade older novels, which can cause them to deteriorate more rapidly. This is especially important if a home library has old, first-edition books made from material that is already aged.

The news source claims that bookshelves should be oriented according to window position, to ensure that books don't sustain damage from the sun. These collections should also be stored in a dry place that isn't humid or damp, because wet conditions can attract paper-eating bugs.

The best solution is to have a fan or humidifier placed near a bookshelf to regulate the air temperature. Lighting should be achieved with a lamp for the most part.

Wood blinds can blend beautifully with books and their natural, sophisticated appearance may enhance any home library or reading room.
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