Monday, 24 July 2017

Turn Your Living Room Into A Vintage Library Hideaway

Have you ever watched the movies where they are in a vintage looking library, that also turns out to be a secret lair when a specific book is moved? - There's something so stunning about the room; it seems to give off a sense of knowledge, history, passion, and warmth.
Well if you'd like to give your home a unique edge that will surprise guests when they come to visit, then why not convert your ordinary looking living room into a regal hideout?
It's actually not as complicated as you would imagine it to be, as long as you focus on certain areas.
Here's what you'll need.

Now, of course, it wouldn't be a library without a bookcase. Depending on the space that you're dealing with, will determine how big you can go with this, but one trick to get the full effect, is by choosing a bookcase big in size whether this be tall, wide, or both. This will create the illusion of power and purpose, as you will feel a lot smaller in comparison.

You can't pull off this style if you don't have a chesterfield sofa in the room. These bring so much life to a room, almost as if they come with secret stories built inside the leather. Plus, they're extremely comfortable - perfect for putting your feet up and getting lost in the book of your choice.

Coffee table
What good is a having a sofa if you have nowhere to put down your mug of hot stuff? Not only that, but you can stack up your favourite books so you know what's next to come. It's wise to get a table that comes with a draw, or even a cupboard fitted underneath. This is so you have some storage space for any little bits and bobs you may want, like paper and pens if you feel inspired. Remember that clutter kills a room - so hide it.

You will need efficient lighting in the room so you can see the pages properly when you plan on reading, having said that, what makes the room feel like a hideaway is having a glow as a pose to a bright white light. So get a lamp next to your seating area so you have no trouble reading. Consider buying a chandelier, or a cluster of lights as a centrepiece in the room. And don't forget candles! They add to the mystery.

Invest in a fancy looking rug that has intricate patterns and design on it, and put that either in the centre of the room or in front of where your sofa is. Avoid bright colours, but make sure it's busy, so the eye is drawn to it. Little features added to a room like this create more experiences for you visually.


If you consider yourself to be a creative one of sorts, why not having a go at making something yourself? Whether that be a painting or a wooden sculpture - bringing in a part of yourself is a beautiful way to claim the room.

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