Home libraries are making an interior design comeback. The working and studying at home era is growing and dedicated, private spaces are the norm now more than ever before. The great news is that you don't need an entire room to create a vintage library. All you need is a space within a room, the right furniture combination, and plenty of books. Here are a few ideas to get you started creating your very own vintage library.
Dynamite Book Shelves: When you think of a library you might imagine a room surrounded by shelves full of books. Enjoy a taste of this classic vision with gorgeous bookshelves that you can display against any wall. Our Henkel Harris four-shelf bookcase with adjustable shelves provides a library feel without all the commitment. Proudly display your book collections, cherished family mementos, and other home accents to create your very own bestseller.
Smart Looking Ottomans: A leather ottoman offers a classic touch in any library setting. Ottomans double as footrests or special spots to display some favorite books. They can also provide additional seating when needed. Our classic leather Stanford or Chambers ottoman styles offer exquisite time-worn craftsmanship and attention to detail, essential for our vintage library design story.
Light The Way: A library should have lighting that creates a warm ambiance while providing ample lighting for working, studying, or of course, reading. This can be accomplished with overhead light fixtures like our Framburg Maisonette chandelier. Combine with stylish floor and table accents lamps that can be turned on and off as needed.
A Comfortable Chair: Every good read requires a great chair. There are comfortable chairs to sink into while getting lost in a book, and there are accent chairs to add the finishing touches. Our Tommy Bahama Tight Back Chair offers comfort, style, and beauty. Inspired by ocean waves, the curves are appealing and relaxing. The antique patina castors add the perfect details to a perfect chair.
Finishing Touches: It's amazing how little touches in the form of home accents can add a smart look to a space. Share your personality and a nod to your hobbies and travels by including interesting accents on bookshelves and end tables. Stack books to create different levels to display framed photographs, and collectibles. Our nautical brass magnifying glass with stand is an eye-catching piece that blends perfectly into a vintage library. Brass accents teamed with favorite hardback books offer dimension and warmth.
Tie The Room Together: Set the foundation for a well-designed library with an area rug. Depending on the size of the room or space dedicated to your library, select a size and shape rug that spans that entire space. Our Caesar Square Wide area rug features neutral tones and will beautifully and visually tie the entire room together.
The great thing about designing a library full of vintage furniture is there are no rules. Create a space that is warm, cozy, and inviting, so you can get lost in your favorite books and enjoy the room for so much more.