How to create a cozy library that is spacious enough to double as a TV room? Present-day homes often have rooms with a dual function, but it can be hard to ensure a layout that works for both of those functions. One recent client found it challenging to create such a space on her own, so she turned to Decorilla for help with an online library interior design. After looking at a few different library design ideas, the client was ready to take the next step with Decorilla’s interior design service.
- Creating a room that is a library as well as a TV/games’ room
- Choosing the best layout around built-in bookshelves
- Ensuring privacy, but enough light through window coverings
The client drew inspiration from lifestyle and decor magazines, with a strong emphasis on a transitional style. Ornate French furniture and deep buttoned upholstery were frequent features in the client’s favorite interiors. The client had three requirements regarding her home library ideas; not to use leather, not to paint the walls and to please paint the ceiling. The modern home library needed to be luxurious, sophisticated and comfortable.
Interior designer, Michelle B., drew her inspiration from client’s Pinterest libraries. Digital references enable Decorilla’s interior designers to create a home that is most suited to the client’s style. The online library interior design by Michelle is inviting with natural touches like a seagrass rug and sage sectional sofa. A large couch means ample seating for the family as well as lounging space for when someone wants to lay back for reading.
THE INITIAL MOODBOARD
The client had to choose between two design proposals, both making use of lighter furniture pieces to add the illusion of light. The first option had a subdued color palette with minimal bohemian accents to add softness to the masculine library. However, the gender-neutral color pop online library interior design of the second option perfectly matched the client’s vision. Michelle chose to uplift the dark interior with shades of green. A duck egg sofa, geometric and sisal mats with white accents work together to increase the light in the room.
Before, the library looked disjointed and lacked color. Now the client can happily look up to see a refreshing hue where the tan sponge work once was.
Now the client could finally get rid of the loathed sponge effect ceiling with Thornton Sage, a light matte green that will make the room feel larger than it is. Modern home library design trends are heavily focused on dark, moody colors, but if you want the room to feel bigger, it’s important to stick to a lighter shade for the ceiling. The sage tint ceiling, duck egg sofa, geometric curtains and mirror work together to add a fresh touch to the dark interior of the library.
Metallic accents bounce extra light around the space to create a brighter room. Furthermore, the luxurious finishes create a sophisticated, curated look that complements the client’s collection of classic novels. The built-in library is the focal wall in the room with a contemporary art piece drawing attention to the bookshelf’s center.
Now the library has privacy without sacrificing style with youthful but sophisticated trellis pattern curtains. Before, the dark bookcase was one dimensional. To add some much-needed depth, Michelle used the same sage color of the ceiling on the shelving unit. A globe chandelier provides warmth and glamour to the masculine undertone of the library, while an arched floor lamp draws the eye inward. A gilt mirror, sequence scatter, and brass accent pieces like the Martini Side Table transform the family room into an interior that is more than just comfortable.
GET THE LOOK
- Louis Philippe Gilt Mirror
- Foucault’s Orb Chandelier
- Kevin O’Brien Ombre Scatter
- Aleh Jute Rug
- Edlyn Two-Piece Chaise Sectional
- Martini Side Table
Do you want to give your home the modern home library update, but don’t know where to start? Just get in touch with a Decorilla designer to help you with an online design service that suits your schedule.
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