The world is full of distractions. It's hard to find a good place just to sit, think, and study. For some, a home office is the one place where they can accomplish tasks uninterrupted. A home library further elevates this distraction-free thinking space. It makes your office more cozy and comfortable. Although a study space needs to be mainly functional and utilitarian, you don't need to sacrifice style. Here are a few design ideas that might inspire you to set up your library inside your home office.
Don't Break with Tradition
Give your home office that traditional feel and look. Incorporate rich leather, wood furniture and bookcases, and maybe even an antique globe. Finish it off with a splash of rich and bold colors to break up the heavy neutrals and earthy tones. And why not add a chandelier for an extra touch of elegance? But remember, soft lighting creates a calmer ambiance. You don't want a bright spotlight to distract you from your work. If you want to go the extra mile, add floor-to-ceiling draperies and a thick area rug to tie in the entire old world theme.
Elegance and Luxury
Not too keen with the Victorian era decorative style? Instead, fill your home library with a different type of elegance. Use soft grays and gold tones to enhance the luxurious feel of your thinking space. In addition to the ornate color palate, incorporate different textures in the room for a hint of playfulness. Glass, stone, and metal work well to provide different focal points to your home office.
Add the Bells and Whistles
You don't have to restrict your home office to a pile of books, pens, and paper. Personalize it. If you like to drink wine while you write or read, add a wine cellar or a bar cart. Leave some open shelves on your bookcase for your sports memorabilia or any other collection you own. Your space should provide you with solace, relief, and motivation to complete any necessary work.
A Multifunctional Bedroom
If you want to make your home library extra cozy, why not add a comfortable bed into the mix? Or better yet, make your master bedroom a home office/library. There's nothing better than reading in bed or comfortably typing on your laptop surrounded by a plethora of pillows and books. For your library, use built-in bookshelves on the sides of your bed, so reading material is always on hand. Also, reduce the chance of eyestrain or fatigue by mounting a lamp in the bookcase, so you have a bit of a reading light. Remember to reserve one shelf to function as your nightstand.
Adding a library, no matter how big or small, makes you more productive, knowledgeable, and relaxed. In an area where silence is one of the most important features, efficiency and creativity will ensue. You will feel more inspired and your desire to sit down and work will increase. Over time, you'll make additions to your study space making it a production powerhouse.