Whether you enjoy engulfing yourself in a new book or you love the appeal of having books around you, having a home library can help have your very own private space where you get to relax after a long hectic day. The following 12 home libraries offer not only impeccable style, but they embody everything a library should be- chic, beautiful and even a bit dreamy.
Nudes are always a good idea when you want to allow your décor to speak for itself. In this case, using neutral bits allow the colorful changes in books to make the bold focus instead of any of your décor. Pair with multiple shades of nude to have a wide variety of colors that are in the same color family, yet they do not feel flat in the space.
Bring on the Cozy
Having a library screams cozy but pairing it with a sofa directly in front or on the side of the bookcase can bring an even grander intimate feel. Add a throw blanket to complete the look.
If you want to bring color to your library a great way to do so is to paint your shelves with a high shine color. The color will reflect in a beautiful manner while still having a natural richness. We recommend using a dark shade such as black, navy, hunter green, or even purple. These hues tend to bring an edginess to any room while still be warm and welcoming.
Keep it Warm
For that comfortable, intimate, welcoming appeal using warm décor is the way to go. Use wood as the main focus and work around it. The wood will feel cozy in the space while the similar colors will further enhance that natural, warm feeling.
Books may not feel as “eclectic” as it could be, however, when it is paired with a classic French eclectic feel. The key is filling your entire wall with a large bookcase and adding a gallery wall or hanging images directly on the bookcase for that eclectic feel. Add in a comfortable chair or two to keep that “traditional” library feel.
Cute & Cozy Nook
If you only have a small nook to display your books, ensure you make it cozy. Having a cozy space where your books are on display so extremely comforting and even soothing. Add a light fixture, whether it be a small intricate lamp or a chandelier the light source will bring a softening effect. Additionally, you want to have a comfortable chair to have the look appear its very best.
There is something about books that tend to take us to a new world, by keeping that in mind consider having a private hideaway. A small space in your library that is dedicated to book reading and enjoying a quiet relaxed space.
Nothing screams feminine, quite like a tufted sofa. Its soft, beautiful and blends well with any type of décor you may already have going on. Pair with soft hues such as ivory or for a grand gesture, have your sofa be a pastel shade of pink. Pink is still very much in.
Bring on the Charm
Having charm is one of the easiest things to achieve when you are working with decorating a library. Consider having old world charm for a classic appeal that reminds you of the good old days when going to the library was fun and even magical.
Rich Jewel Tones
Jewel tones are great when you want a welcoming appeal. They come together nicely and have a beautiful, calming effect to them. Add jewel tone curtains for a well-rounded touch that comes back to life when you pair it with other rich, solid colors.
Go Big or Go Home
Wall to wall libraries are special because they engulf a space with beauty and charm without having to do much. This is great as it allows you to create that daring effect while still having a classic touch.
Warm and Intimate
Add a fireplace for an added touch of warmth and intimacy. Doing so will bring a seamless appeal to the room while having a signature intimate aesthetic. Additionally, you may want to add a rug to the room to bring the look all together.
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