Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Everything you need...

I have a major decorating dilemma...I WANT A LIBRARY! The problem is that I have absolutely no where to put one.  Somehow I am going to configure a way to have one, even if it means buying a bigger house!  I am constantly browsing pictures of libraries looking for different shelving options, color schemes, and layout ideas.  My favorite ideas involve creating a workspace type room with walls full of shelves and a large table surrounded by chairs in the center.  This makes the room usable for not just reading but for craft projects, working on the computer, or even sewing.  Scroll down to check out some of my favorite library inspiration rooms:

love the low shelving, pastel color scheme, and 3 dimensional wall details!

 via bellaMUMMA
this bright velvet couch pops against solid black shelving- you can even hang artwork on your shelves over the books!

 via Pinterest
super white, bright, and modern library space
 via Pinterest
 modern and industrial library and workspace

 a scaled down version of a library that would work easily in any living space!

super cozy guest bedroom and library combo! I really love this idea!

Another bedroom/library combination idea with a bohemian flair!

via Flickr
Bright library with Cath Kidston fabric, bright white furniture, and adorable upholstered stools!

 via IMG Love
 rustic meets traditional library space including my dream library ladder and loft!

super eclectic library space with both modern and traditional furniture

 This room is just too perfect! I love everything from the scalloped shelves, to floral prints, to lush color combinations.

 I liked how they styled these bookshelves with some books displayed forward to show off the covers.

 Super cute and practical reading room for kids!

These books are stacked with the spine facing up so that from the front all you see are the white pages-that way you don't have to worry about the colors of the book clashing with your decor!

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