(Closed) Home library questions (with pic)

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Oh my gosh. Having a home library is one of my dreams!

How do you feel about a kind of mustard yellow?

Maybe not that specific shade, but that’s sort of what I’m envisioning. If it were me, I’d want to keep it warm, but I might steer away from any kind of brown/tan only because if you have wood floors and wooden bookcases, that’s a lot of brown from all of the wood tones already.

I found this swatch. Were you thinking something like the middle color? Because that’s be lovely, too. I guess when I hear “mocha” I think more of a brown, but maybe this is more of the au lait you’re thinking of?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think a warm but lighter colour like those posted above would be perfect. Bookshelves + hardwood floors are fine. I have a wall of bookshelves in my living room and tehy look great with the hardwoods, it really does depend on the colour of bookshelf that you end up choosing. I bet it will end up being a gorgeous room!

Post # 5
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@plantains:  That’s a good point! Maybe you can find some darker-wood bookcases so that they contrast more with the wood floor? I think that’d look great in that room!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Not really sure about the colors, but I wanted to say we have all hardwood floors, and I put those felt stickies on the bottom of all our furniture to prevent any scratches or dents, its almost 2 years later, and still no marks on the floors!!  I have 2 big bookcases in the office that are solid wood and HEAVY, and those suckers definitely work there too

Post # 9
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Here are the felt feet.  I was just about to suggest them too!

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@MrsBroccoli:  They have SO MANY options!! You can get sticky ones, nail in ones, different thicknesses and shapes. I used the longer skinny ones for the bookcases and furniture, and the round ones for our couches. I also got rubber ones for things we didn’t want to move easily. I think I spent about $20 on different ones, and still have some left over. Here’s a quick search at Home Depot, I know you can get them at Walmart too http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/catalog/servlet/Search?keyword=felt&selectedCatgry=SEARCH+ALL&langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053&Ns=None&Ntpr=1&Ntpc=1

Also wanted to add, that they make it a lot easier to move things too. I can easily maneuver the bookcases with books on them, I’d say at least 200+ lbs on each, and they will slide around fairly easily with just me. Makes vacuuming and doing the floors a lot easier as well!

Post # 11
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593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Just wanted to add 1 suggestion in general, due to the long closing time:  bring a pad of graph paper and make a diagram of the whole house!  It may sound crazy – but we did this and are SO glad we had it!  My mom actually tagged along to the inspection and this was her job while she was there – she measured room sizes, door/window placement, and drew  in outlets!  So helpful as we decorated prior to moving in!

As for the colors, i love nice tan walls.  We have Sand Motiff (Behr) all over our house and I love it – I’ll attach a picture below!  Also, I think white shelves would look great with your HW flooring!  You could do a nice light green colored wall too!

Post # 13
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593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MrsBroccoli:  As a new homebuyer you should plan to carry a measuring tape (12′ minimum) with you at all times! 🙂

Post # 14
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2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think a dark color paint would look nice too.  Yes, they say it makes a room look smaller, but it can be really cozy.  

Post # 15
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Honey bee

Just want to throw it out there that you might want to wait a month or two after you move in to make any major changes to the room. When we were waiting to close on our house we had all these ideas of paint colors, furniture placemenet, etc. But you really don’t get a feel for the house until youre living there. We totally changed our ideas about a month after moving in and Im glad we waited 🙂

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