6 Accessories for the Perfect Home Library

Written by Arpan Ghosh

One of the most relaxing ways you can spend your afternoon or evening at home is to curl up with a good book. While you could always read in bed or find a comfortable spot in the living room, nothing beats the tranquility of your own home library. These are some of the best accessories for home library that will help you create your perfect sanctuary.

Best Home Library Decor Ideas

1. Page Bookshelf, Minotti 2. Torso Armchair, Cassina 3. Scarlett Armchair, Poltrona Frau
4. Drum Storage Table, Life Interiors 5. Check Mate Chess Set, Marina Home 6. Timo Armchair, Marina Home

1. Page Bookshelf, Minotti

Page Bookshelf, Minotti

If keeping your books lined up in a row seems a bit too plain, then the Pages bookshelf from Italian design specialists Minotti should help to liven things up. Its intricate sculptural design mimics the freeform nature of contemporary architecture and it incorporates a 360-degree swivel so you can access each of its shelves with ease. The bookcase has a bold light-and-dark colour scheme with a dark Wenge wood exterior finish and light glossy interiors.

2. Torso Armchair, Cassina

Torso Armchair, Cassina

This highly unconventional armchair has an asymmetric design and is available in both left and right-handed configurations based on your preference. The seat of the chair extends out to one side and has a footrest at the end, giving you the flexibility to use it as a regular armchair or a chaise longue. It also has a triangular table top attached to the side for you to keep your book or to rest a hot beverage while you’re reading.

3. Scarlett Armchair, Poltrona Frau

Scarlett Armchair, Poltrona Frau

‘Comfort’ is the only word that comes to mind when you look at this beautiful armchair by Poltrona Frau. The seat and the cushions are all filled with goose down and there is no shortage of cushions that come with the chair, allowing you to create an arrangement that fits your perfect comfort level. The circular design gives you a wide base to relax on, serving the twin purposes of a sofa and a chaise longue. Adding to the comfort factor, you can get it upholstered in fabric or Poltrona Frau leather, and its swivels 360 degrees so you can position it to your satisfaction.

4. Drum Storage Table, Life Interiors

Drum Storage Table, Life Interiors

Give your library an eclectic touch with this drum-shaped table. It has a cool industrial look with its sleek gunmetal finish, and the ash wood tabletop is perfect for keeping your morning coffee or afternoon tea. It also serves as a storage bin, so if you have any extra books or knick knacks that there simply isn't any shelf space for, this table will help you keep the room organised.

5. Mate Chess Set, Marina Home

Check Mate Chess Set, Marina Home

It’s important to have just the right chair or desk to properly relax at home, but there is always room for some extra embellishments as well, such as this beautiful chess set by Marina Home. Plated in nickel and featuring a polished metallic board, this set conveys elegance with a modern edge. Even if you don’t play very often, it makes for a great decorative piece for your coffee table or bookshelf.

6. Timo Armchair, Marina Home

Timo Armchair, Marina Home

This armchair doesn’t have the bells and whistles or extra features of the other chairs on this list, but its simplicity has a charm of its own. With its plush velvet body and stainless steel legs plated in gold, the chair carries an aesthetic that is equal parts retro and contemporary. The olive green and yellow colour combination is especially eye-catching and is bound to add a splash of festive colour to any home library.

All images courtesy of the official websites of the brands mentioned in the blog post.