Creating a quiet space within the home that you can relax in and curl up with your favourite book is something that many of us long for in our busy lives. Home libraries and bespoke bookshelves are becoming a popular interior trend this year, with many of us enjoying quiet pastimes, such as reading or listening to vinyl records, after a long and hard day’s work.
Bookshelves provide our favourite novels with a special, designated place to live within our living spaces. Books can also add a splash of colour and provide a sense of personality to the home. Similarly, vinyl rooms offer music lovers the chance to showcase their most treasured record collections, creating the perfect environment in which to unwind and listen to music.
Premium fitted furniture brand, Neville Johnson has a variety of home libraries and vinyl rooms that will implement instant opulence into the home this year.
For Stylish Music Rooms
Listening to your favourite records in a dedicated music room provides the perfect environment in which you can relax and unwind in the evening. Bespoke Vinyl storage enables music lovers to organise their records exactly as they wish, ensuring they stay clean and damage-free for years to come. The design features a combination of open shelving, which provides a dedicated storage space for your best collections, as well as closed cabinetry, which is ideal for concealing technology. Painted in the calming grey-blue shade of Dewberry, the colour has been perfectly paired with a rustic Oxford Oak finish, creating a sophisticated aesthetic.
For Bright and Spacious Homes
The Bright and Spacious Library is the perfect option for those looking to incorporate a calming reading space into their living room space. Alongside decorative ornaments and vases, display your books on bespoke shelving to enjoy a view of your favourite collections while you sit and relax in a bright and airy space. The white shelving compliments the amount of natural light in the room and ensures that the room remains spacious and uplifting. This bespoke design choice shows how you can make books look stylish at home, while ensuring that they are easy to access with the help of a useful, built-in ladder.
For Boutique-Style Rooms
The Dark Green Library is an ideal choice for those looking to display their books in a luxurious and elegant setting within the home. This modern design option provides the perfect opportunity for book lovers to make an exclusive collection of novels part of the room’s stylish aesthetic. The library features shaker style bespoke cabinetry for stylish storage, alongside open shelving to display more decorative items. An optimal choice for smaller rooms, this handcrafted bookcase creates a warm and cosy sanctuary that offers homeowners the chance to browse their collections in an attractive and enchanting environment.
For Lofty Ceilings
This impressive modern library enables readers to design their bookshelves to meet their individual storage needs, while incorporating a splash of colour in the room. This design is painted in ibis teal, making the room more vibrant and playful. The extensive library space enables avid readers to store a generous range of novels and collections that are easily accessible thanks to a built-in stylish ladder. The wall-to-wall ceiling storage creates a stunning backdrop to the bright and welcoming library, enabling homeowners to appreciate the grand design while curling up with their favourite book. Channel at home escapism with this large library, which will make your home feel uncluttered and relaxed.
Senior Designer at Neville Johnson, Simon Tcherniak, said: “It’s a good idea to ensure that you choose your best and most beautiful books to display in key areas of your home, such as in the living room or the library. Your living room book collection, for instance, should give you joy and inspire you to choose a book and settle down in a comfy chair.
“There are several stylish ways you can arrange your books on the shelves. One interior designer trick is to turn attractive books sideways on the shelves so that they face out like pictures. Another way is to organise your books according to colour, which can look quite striking if you have an extensive collection to choose your colours from. You can also, of course, group books according to size, and it is usually possible to order similar-sized books by subject or author if you want to make your books easier to find.”