Library Rugs

Rugs For Your Home Library Decors

If you love books, you may dream of having a home library, that is, a place to store your books and read them in peace and quiet. The good news is that with a little imagination, creativity and one or two of our beautiful library rugs, you can design a home library in almost any living space, whether you reside in a Gothic mansion or a contemporary condo. If you happen to have an unused room in your house, you can re-purpose it as a library.

Really, though, all you need is a spare corner to create a cozy book nook.

Here are some home library decorating ideas and rugs to help get you started

1. Get the Most Out of Your Home Library Space

When choosing a location for your home library, look for areas where you can build recessed shelving. This allows you to use the space more efficiently, which is important when you may not have much room to spare. If building shelves into the walls is not an option, you may opt for bookcases instead. If you are looking for something a little more low key, consider putting together a cozy reading nook.

Reading Nook Nazmiyal

Consider a reading nook if you don’t have the space for a home library.

2. Make Your Home Library Do Double Duty

If you have an open floor plan, you are probably already dividing the space into to multiple purposed areas. Like using the same floor for both the living room and dining room. It is a simple matter to add a home library to the mix by bringing in floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. If desired, you can use these units as room dividers to break up the space; rugs and carpets also make great pieces to break up an open floor plan into sections as well.

However, you can also incorporate your library into an existing space. For example, built-in bookshelves in your formal dining room not only make for a great reading area, but they also provide classy decor. When you entertain, the contents can spark fascinating conversations with your dinner guests about books you’ve read.

3. Go Traditional When Decorating Your Library With Rugs

The difference between a library and a storage area for books may lie in the overall design scheme. Home library spaces have traditionally been decorated in a particular way, and you can incorporate some of these techniques when creating your own library. Use dark-stained wooden bookshelves and paint the walls a warm, dark color to give it a cozy feel.

Contrast this by painting the ceiling white to create the illusion of height and openness. Add some color and texture to the room with an Oriental rug. A beautiful traditional rug also helps to soften an area that otherwise contains a lot of hard surfaces as a matter of necessity.

Traditional Home Library Nazmiyal

Traditional, formal decor looks great in a home library.

4. Think About The Lighting Of Your Home Library

Don’t forget to provide enough lighting to read by in your home library. A floor lamp equipped to handle three-way bulbs is not only an attractive design element but also allows you to vary the light level to suit the task at hand. Other classy lighting options could include a chandelier for a glitzy vibe, or some small table lamps if you want to keep things cozy.

Home Library Lighting Nazmiyal

Consider the lighting in your home library – whether it’s table lamps, a chandelier, or natural light.

5. Your Home Library Should Provide Comfort

The library should be a place to relax and unwind. Therefore, it should include comfortable seating in the form of sofas and armchairs. Reading can be a communal experience, so be sure to include enough seating for everyone in your household, including kids.

A fireplace can provide warmth and comfort as well. If you have a fireplace in your home, you may want to think about making that area into your library. If you do not have a fireplace in your home, you can enjoy a reasonable facsimile by purchasing an electric fireplace. These usually are available in a variety of styles from the traditional to rustic to sleek and modern.

Unlike a real fireplace, an electric one can be set to simulate firelight without giving off heat. This means that you can enjoy the homey feeling of curling up with a book by the fire at any time of the year.

A beautiful rug is probably the most important element when you’re considering comfort in your home library. Depending on the texture you choose for your home library rug, you can create different feelings within the space. Choose a shag rug for a comfy, lounge-y mood, or a traditional Persian rug for a stately, professional atmosphere.

A Rug For Your Home Library Nazmiyal

A Rug For Your Home Library

6. Incorporate Into Your Library Some Natural Touches

It can be easy to let a home library become too formal or stuffy. Houseplants like terrariums or indoor gardens help to add some life and color to the place, especially if your home library has lots of windows available for natural light. If not, you can choose plants that do well in low-light conditions, such as succulents.

The Nazmiyal Collection has striking rugs available in traditional Oriental styles to add warmth and texture to any space. You can find the perfect rug for your home library by browsing our beautiful selection.

What to keep in mind when shopping for area rugs for the library?

When shopping for area rugs for a library, there are several important factors to keep in mind to ensure that you choose the right rug that complements the space and serves its purpose effectively.

Here are some library rug considerations:

  • Size and Shape: Measure the dimensions of the library space where you intend to place the rug. Ensure that the rug’s size and shape fit well within the designated area. The rug should be large enough to define the seating or reading area without overwhelming the space.
  • Material: Choose a durable and easy-to-maintain material for the rug, especially since libraries typically experience a good amount of foot traffic. Wool, nylon, and polypropylene are popular choices for rugs due to their durability and stain resistance.
  • Design and Style: Consider the overall aesthetic of the library. Choose a rug design and style that complements the existing decor and enhances the ambiance of the space. Traditional patterns, solid colors, or contemporary designs can work well depending on the library’s theme.
  • Color Palette: The rug’s color should harmonize with the color scheme of the room. Consider the wall color, furniture, and other decorative elements when selecting the rug’s color. Neutral tones are versatile and can blend easily with different color schemes.
  • Texture and Pile Height: Think about the texture and pile height of the rug. For a library, a lower pile height is generally preferred as it is easier to move chairs and tables on it, and it won’t obstruct the movement of wheeled chairs.
  • Maintenance and Cleaning: Libraries are public spaces that require regular cleaning. Opt for a rug that is easy to clean and maintain. Stain-resistant materials and rugs with a tight weave can be more forgiving when spills occur.
  • Comfort and Acoustics: A library is a place of comfort and quiet contemplation. Choose a rug that adds to the comfort of the seating area and helps absorb sound, contributing to a quieter and more peaceful atmosphere.
  • Budget: Determine your budget before you start shopping. Rugs come in a wide range of prices, so having a budget in mind will help you narrow down your options and find a rug that fits within your financial constraints.
  • Rug Pad: Don’t forget to consider a rug pad. A good quality rug pad can provide extra cushioning, prevent slipping, and protect the flooring beneath the rug.
  • Customization: If you have specific design or size requirements that you can’t find in pre-made rugs, consider exploring the option of customizing a rug to perfectly fit your library’s needs.
  • Longevity: Since libraries are meant to be enduring spaces, aim for a rug that is well-constructed and built to last. Quality construction will ensure that the rug maintains its appearance and functionality over time.

By taking these factors into consideration, you can choose an area rug that enhances the aesthetics and functionality of your library space while creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere for readers and visitors.

You may also want to learn more about: Living Room Rugs – Bedroom RugsDining Room RugsFamily Room RugsBoudoir Powder Room RugsSunroom RugsRugs For Kids RoomsHome Office RugsKitchen RugsFoyer Entryway Rugs.

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