Dream House - Lovely Libraries

Ever since Pete and I started saving to buy our own place my imagination has been running wild with decorating ideas. One thing we're both dead set on is having built in book storage in our living room so it's like a lovely cosy library.

This room is a lovely blend of traditional and modern and the bright yellow with the black floor and walls looks fab.

I really love dark wood shelving. I know it gives quite a masculine feel to a room but with soft lighting and plush soft furnishings it's just beautiful.

If we end up having alcoves some shelving like this would be dreamy. I'm really loving slate grey paint at the moment too.

Because we'll be on a budget I was worried that we'll have trouble with limited space in some rooms, but this picture just shows that even with a smaller spave you can have a stylish comfy space. Wall to ceiling bookcases would be a no-no with this size room but you could still have some pretty wall shelves instead.

And how about this ingenious storage solution? What a great idea for using some usually ignored space!

This cocktail bar looks just gorgeous with the matching wall and shelving, I think this is the ideal for our living room if it's big enough. Cocktails and books... perfection!!!

I found all these photos on Houzz one of my favourite home design websites.
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