How to Design a Cheerful Library with Needlepoint Rug in Blue, Yellow

Needlepoint rugs, needlepoint rug, needlepoint rugs for sale, needlepoint area rugsI chose the colorful Branches needlepoint rug to bring a cheerful feeling to the library. You can also choose Branches as an Aubusson rug, or as a Savonnerie rug.  

Home libraries do not have to be dark spaces, laden with heavy furnishings.  I like libraries that are filled with light and color and feel cheerful, inviting and comfortable.

With this in mind I started with a cheerful needlepoint rug with blue, yellow and red in a nature inspired pattern of branches. I chose pillows with oversized modernist flowers to play on the theme of nature and vibrant colors.

I selected tapered and tailored furniture because it makes the room feel vibrant and comfortable for reading. I also like the interplay between the curves of the recamier sofa and the straight lines of the chair and book case.

Rather than have the room weighed down by yards upon yards of unnecessary fabric, I selected two chairs and a recamier sofa that are raised off the floor so that the luxurious pattern of the whimsical needlepoint rug can truly shine.


Branches needlepoint rug ; “Recamier” Sofa by Edward Wormley; Two English Slipper Chairs, c 1880 Lucite table lamp by Gilbert Rohde, 1950s; Lotus Floor Lamp by Barbara Barry; Black Bookcase.






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