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.
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.
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.
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.
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.