Design Ideas for a Classic Library

A classic living room with bookshelves.

Libraries are inspirational and for some library in their home can become the best abode for them where they can relax and think in peace. Outlined in this article are some of the best ways to decorate your library. We have styles for traditional, modern and those homes that are somewhere in between the two niches.

A high gloss library


A classic library with a brown leather couch in front of a book shelf.
A classic traditional library.

A high gloss paint colour such as brown can play well with the bookshelves as well as the library. When this type of paint colour in contrasted with grid pattern of a bookshelf along with a handsome and well-worn chesterfield sofa can easily make a classic library. This makes the room more comfortable and inviting.

A classic library with red accent

A classic living room with bookshelves.
Library with red accent.

Any room needs a pop of red which makes a room look livelier and it feels refreshing. Try to match a red coloured coffee table with moleskin covered sofa and make your room will become breathtakingly awesome.

Peacock Blue

A classic library with blue walls and bookshelves.
A classic library in peacock blue colour.

A peacock blue coloured wall gives depth and richness to any room and it is suitable for the classic library theme. Use paintings as well as antique and contemporary decoration pieces on the bookshelf to give it the look of a classic library.

A library that looks like a jewel box

A classic living room with a blue velvet sofa and bookshelves.
A library which looks like a jewel box.

If you don’t have much space and have a small room for your library turn that room into a jewel-box. You can use one colour such as blue which is considered to be a deep saturated colour. You can use silky or velvety upholstery for the sofa. The room will look cosier. Use antique lighting on the bookshelf and arrange your books in a horizontal and vertical manner with some decoration pieces which fit the theme well.

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