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.

Neutral Elegance

Neutral hues are great when you are working with a smaller space. Not only that but the space will appear more put together and there’s enough room for colorful decor. Having that neutral touch allows you to add colorful key pieces in a seamless manner. 

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

Add a large sofa for an even grander appeal that brings that cozy feel to the room. Pair with fun throw pillows in unique patterns and material to fully engulf the room with a classic cozy feel.

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.

Choose Shine

Lacquered paint works well because it is shiny and modern, especially when it is paired with traditional decor. Traditional seating will change the feel of the room while the shiny paint brings a unique vitality to the space. 

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

Wood is not only enchanting but it brings a natural warmth to any room. This is especially true when you are working with a library space. Consider having your library space double as an office for an even further warming effect.

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.

Eclectic Décor

The beauty of having an eclectic library and bookcase is you have a unique space that radiates difference while holding all the best stories anyone can imagine. Add a comfortable chair and allow the room itself to be as unique to you as possible.

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

Why have a reading nook for one person when you can have a space that allows two or more people to sit and enjoy a good book. Having a bigger space allows you to have a specific, comfortable area for reading with friends. Consider your new space great as a book club gathering. 

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.

Private Hideaway

Place your dedicated hideaway area in front of a view for a beautiful double duty space. Not only will you have a small hideaway that allows you to focus on a new book but you will have that unique view to give you an extra dose of relaxation.

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.

Feminine Elegance

Pair your tufted sofa with feminine bits such as comfy, patterned pillows, a throw blanket, and/or an accent table that brings your decor together in a comforting yet solid manner. 

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 an old world charm works beautifully when you have a library that takes up most of your wall if not all of your wall. There is something very “vintage” about having your library take almost all of your wall. Add minimal decor for a touch of modern.

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

Gem hues are perfect when you want to add color yet want to keep the space edgy and with a masculine touch. Use the gem hues in a bold way to ensure they make the punch of color they are intended to make. Consider painting the library bookcase a gem hue.

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

Whether you want to have one wall-to-wall library or two, the options are endless. The key is working them in together into one space and making them almost mirror each other. Consider adding a table in the center for a book club feel.

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

Whether you enjoy the look of a fireplace or the feel of one in a room, there is no denying a fireplace can instantly add an intimate feel to any room. This is especially true for a fireplace as it adds that undeniable intimacy without taking up much space.

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.

Which of these library ideas is your favorite? Share with us your thoughts below.

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