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Back in September, I shared my wild idea of how I was going to decorate a home library on a budget. It’s been almost a year, and I can stay that I am finally (well, almost) done!
I, like so many others, have always dreamed of having a cozy home library. Stacks upon stacks of books, comfy furniture to relax in, and unique space just for myself, surrounded by things that make me happy.
Luckily for me, I have been blessed with space to finally create my dream home library, and I wanted to share my experience decorating my home library on a budget, and share some home library decor ideas for you, too!
But, before we get started, don’t be deterred with the space or undertaking of creating your own cozy library. All you need a small space, some books, and whatever else makes you comfortable and happy to create your perfect relaxing space. These decor items are just an added oomph and pizazz!
Decor Ideas for Home Library
Plants are an easy, affordable item to decorate your home library and make the area POP! You can find house plants that are just green or get flowers as well.
In addition to their beauty, plants offer benefits such as a boost in air quality, improvement in concentration, and they have also been known to help with stress, anxiety, and reduce negativity with the space that they’re in.
You don’t have to have a green thump to decorate with plants. There are many house plants that are very low maintenance and quite hard to kill. Aloe, spider plants (these are NOT what they seem!) and any type of Ivy is great for indoors.
Tips for House Plants
- Check your lighting, and make sure you place your house plants accordingly.
- If you have pets, be sure to get nontoxic plants. Some toxic plants are most Lily’s, poinsettia, and some types of Ivy as well.
- Make sure you have a dedicated space for your house plants, so they don’t drain onto your books!
- Get a water bottle with a spray nozzle to help keep leaves moist if your area has low humidity.
However, if you aren’t prepared or ready to tackle living house plants, you can always purchase small bouquets at your local grocery store, or there is always options to get fake plants, too! Hey, this counts!
Bonus Tip: Most floral departments within grocery stores have clearance items because of their “shelf life.” But, with some extra TLC, these bouquets will last a few more weeks.
Wall Decor & Art Prints
Personally, I’ve always struggled with finding wall decor & art prints that not only do I like but are also is affordable. Even FREE.
Luckily for me, I found where I can print off graphics and create my own Art Prints at home, that aren’t super expensive and are so beautiful; adding a unique touch to my desktop and bookshelves.
I printed off these beautiful designs that are peach-colored floral with eucalyptus for FREE from Design Bundles. They have an array of free prints to download and print off at home.
You could also place these art prints in a frame and hang on the wall, or do what I did: and place them on a table next to other items.
In addition to art prints, Design Bundles offers many resources for bloggers and crafters alike. From paper cutting templates to free fonts, graphics, mock-ups, and $1 deals. Check them out for ALL your decor needs and it’s a crafters HAVEN. Seriously, one of my favorite places to find affordable resources.
Candles are another must-have home library decor accessory. Not only are there several different sizes, colors, and scents you can work with, they also create a peaceful ambiance when lit.
In addition, if you use candles made with natural essential oils, you have the added benefit of aromatherapy. Just be sure to use candles responsibly.
Seriously, you can’t go wrong decorating your home library using novelty items, because the possibilities are endless.
I personally, have an obsession with daggers, skeleton keys, and many many other random things, even mugs. While yes, mugs are useful, and practical, they also make for a great decorating item for your home libary.
And what mug doesn’t go with books!?
In addition to any purchased novelty items, house plants, art prints, wall decor, and candles, you can also decorate your home library with your OWN DIY projects.
Again, the possibilities are endless. You can create these paper mums from book pages, or other random scraps of paper lying around if using book pages sends you into a tizzy, to painted letters, shelves, garland, and more.
Do you have your own home library, or have you always wanted your own home library? What are some of your favorite decor items for a home library?
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Tonyalee is an avid reader, gym junkie, coffee addicted workaholic, and blogger. Be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram for random shenanigans.