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Are you designing a brown library and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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Office Mood Board designed by Dre Lee
Office Mood BoardDesigned by Dre Lee
Study designed by Paige Weber
StudyDesigned by Paige Weber
Office designed by Dria Sweet
OfficeDesigned by Dria Sweet
Office designed by Hethre Strickland
OfficeDesigned by Hethre Strickland
Office #4 designed by Selena Wyant
Office #4Designed by Selena Wyant
July A/C designed by Lorie Elrod
July A/CDesigned by Lorie Elrod
Office designed by Keely Montoya
OfficeDesigned by Keely Montoya
LAYOUT designed by Denisse Zavala
LAYOUTDesigned by Denisse Zavala
My Dream Office designed by Camille Hunter
My Dream OfficeDesigned by Camille Hunter
Victor Office designed by Jenna Quinones
Victor OfficeDesigned by Jenna Quinones
Office designed by Kelsey Clark
OfficeDesigned by Kelsey Clark
Commercial Space Mood designed by Spoak
Commercial Space MoodDesigned by Spoak
Commercial Space designed by Chela Shiroma
Commercial SpaceDesigned by Chela Shiroma
Product List designed by Chanel Jezek
Product ListDesigned by Chanel Jezek
Untitled designed by Anwen Thomas
UntitledDesigned by Anwen Thomas
My Dream Office designed by Eliza Teixeira
My Dream OfficeDesigned by Eliza Teixeira
Cass Office (a little less minimalist) designed by Kelsey Denczek-Kalczynski
Cass Office (a little less minimalist)Designed by Kelsey Denczek-Kalczynski
Office Mood Board designed by Lexie Perez
Office Mood BoardDesigned by Lexie Perez
Main Office Product Mockup designed by McKenzie Tuttle
Main Office Product MockupDesigned by McKenzie Tuttle
Pink & Gold Office designed by Skylee Richardson
Pink & Gold OfficeDesigned by Skylee Richardson
Bold Vibrant Patterns Office designed by LC JONES
Bold Vibrant Patterns OfficeDesigned by LC JONES
Dining Room designed by Patricia Santos
Dining RoomDesigned by Patricia Santos
Office layout V1 back wall designed by Erika Sege
Office layout V1 back wallDesigned by Erika Sege
Office Mood Board designed by Leydi Ortega
Office Mood BoardDesigned by Leydi Ortega

Design tips for decorating a brown style library

Here’s how to achieve the brown aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a brown library?

The design of your workspace can be as crucial to your productivity as your morning cup of coffee. Whether you're carving out a corner in an open-concept living room or in the process of a remodel to create a dedicated library space, these are our tips to help you create a space that works (pun intended) for you:

  • Desk & Chair: The cornerstone of any office, your desk provides a designated workspace for your computer, monitor, books, and other essentials. It often serves as the focal point of an office or study, so place it where it best suits your workflow, ideally near natural light to boost mood and productivity.
  • Bookshelves or Storage: Every library needs storage. The material you choose for your storage can really help lean into the desired style of your workspace.
  • Seating: Extra seating options, like an accent armchair, or sofa can add a cozy touch and provide a spot for guests or a change of scenery for you. Position these to encourage conversation without disrupting your work zone.
  • Area Rug: An area rug adds warmth and can define a workspace within a larger room. Place it under your desk and chair to anchor the space, ensuring it's large enough to allow for easy chair movement.
  • Paint or Wallpaper: Select a color or pattern that sets the desired mood for the library and complements the style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall behind the desk to serve as a focal point.
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. A desk lamp is common for those late work nights burning the midnight oil. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.
  • Curtains or Blinds: Window treatments not only help control the light and provide privacy but also serve to tie the room's design together. They offer an opportunity to inject color, texture, and pattern into the living space, making it more inviting and personalized. Whether flowing and sheer for a light, airy feel or rich and textured for a more luxurious look, curtains play a pivotal role in setting the tone and atmosphere of the library. Don’t forget the curtain rod!

Remember, the best library design is one that reflects your personal work style and needs. Experiment with different arrangements until you find the perfect balance of functionality and comfort. If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on Home Office Design.

How do you decorate with brown?

More popular with traditional and mid-century design styles, brown is making a modern comeback. Chocolate.

Lighter browns can create a backdrop of subtle warmth, perfect for spaces meant to feel open and airy. Darker browns add depth and solidity, ideal for creating focal points or a sense of grounding in larger spaces.

Brown can serve as a neutral foundation in your color palette, allowing other colors to pop and stand out. Consider using brown as a base color for larger furniture pieces like sofas or rugs. The beauty of brown often lies in its texture. Incorporate brown through natural materials such as wood, leather, or even brick walls to add depth and tactile interest to your space. A richly grained wooden table or a supple leather armchair can bring warmth and character.

Brown pairs well with a variety of colors. For a sophisticated, modern look, pair dark browns with jewel tones like sapphire blue or emerald green. To prevent your space from feeling too heavy or monochromatic, balance brown with lighter neutrals such as cream, beige, or soft gray. These colors can help lift the visual weight of brown and create a harmonious, balanced look.

To embrace the natural moodiness of brown, incorporate other earth tones like taupe, terracotta, caramel, or burnt orange. These warm and rich hues can create a sense of depth and sophistication in your space. Consider using these shades in upholstery, curtains, or even wall paint to add warmth and character to your library.

Brown pairs beautifully with warm colors like orange, red, or gold. Consider incorporating these warm hues through accent pillows, throws, or artwork to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere. The combination of brown with warm colors can evoke a sense of comfort and relaxation.

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