We’ve all heard the old mantra that light colours make spaces feel larger, but that needn’t mean that moody shades are a no-go.
Darkly painted bookshelves are one stellar example of how to make a statement without overwhelming a space.
Currently having their time in the limelight on Pinterest – there’s a surfeit of inspiring images that will have you ready and raring to recreate the look at home.
Sophisticated and intimate, try painting one alcove or wall in a deep grey, navy or plum to showcase your tomes in all their glory.
The modern girl’s trick to an at-home library.