If you have the space, creating your very own study, which is a haven of peace and sophistication, is a great way to give yourself the space to relax and unwind with a good book or favorite hobby.
Creating a study that is both classy, which can be used for work and play is not too difficult, but it is also very easy to get wrong, which is why I have put together some tips to help you create a sophisticated study. Check it out now:
Lots of Wood
All of the most beautiful sophisticated studies have one thing in common – wood – whether it is beautiful European wood floors from www.empirefloors.com.au or solid wood bookshelves from www.thewoodlandmills.com with the studies of luxury mansions, dean’s offices, and writers’ dens.
Lots of Lighting
A study needs to be practical, and since you are likely to be reading, working, or enjoying pastimes in the room, it is important that you have lots of lighting in the room as well. Of course, if you want your study to be sophisticated, the kind of lighting that you install matters. Pendant lamps, made from glass area good option over tables and your favorite reading chair. Those table lamps with green glass shades that you see in so many university offices are a great choice for inclusion on tables, as are freestanding lamps made from brass. Whatever light source you choose, it is important that you do not use a cheap, flimsy light shade if you want the room to look sophisticated.
Rich, Dark Colors
When it comes to painting or wallpapering the study, you cannot go wrong with rich, opulent reds and dark greens. These colors are common in the most impressive studies you will see because they give the room some gravitas. If you are going for wallpaper, flock always goes down well in the study thanks to its tactile and expensive-looking nature.
When you think of studies, you probably think or older people reclining in luxurious leather armchairs with a book in one hand and a glass of scotch in the other. It’s become something of a cliché, but the fact is, leather armchairs do add some sophistication to the study, and more importantly, they provide the perfect level of relaxed comfort for reading a good book.
No sophisticated study would be complete without at least one Persian rug to bring some color and warmth to the room. Ideally, your rug should be located in the center of the room, providing a focal point around which the rest of the furniture can be arranged.
An Antique Desk
Every good study needs a desk, but not just an old desk will do. If you want to create a truly sophisticated study, a trip to Ikea simply won’t do. You need to source an impressive antique desk or writing table if you want to really create the stately home study look that is so prominent.
When it comes to those finishing touches that really make a room, in the study, you want to go with antiques. Vintage leather-bound books, old typewriters, phrenologist’s heads and antique ornaments are all good choices that will finish off the room with a classy flourish.