Bookshelf Wallpaper – Create The Look Of A Home Library

Bec and George The Block Sky High - Bookcase WallpaperI’ve always dreamt of having my own library at home just like in the movies.

The kind that has a big old fireplace and a big winged back chair with floor to ceiling bookshelves all the way around that must have a slide along floor to ceiling ladder to reach them all.

Of course these days you would have to live in a mansion to accommodate anything like that. Also with the digital world of ipads and kindles, books are slowly being replaced.

The good news is you can recreate the romance and mystery of your very own home library with the use of wallpaper.

Bookshelf wallpaper has become very popular and that’s because everything old becomes new again. People yearn for a time when life was much simpler and technology had not engulfed our lives.

To get that vintage feel of a library I have found a few different bookshelf wallpapers.

However if you’re looking for something a bit brighter and a whole lot of fun then there might just be something for you too.


This first bookshelf design is from Kemra Wallpaper here in Australia. It’s an authentic vintage feel paper that oozes that old world charm.
Their papers are made in a wider width than usual at 61.5cm.

Kemra Wallpaper - Bookshelf

 The below designs can all be purchased from WallpaperDirect.

Andrew Martin – Navigator Collection – Library

This really is the perfect wallpaper if you’re after that old time vintage feel library atmosphere. Nothing says old fashioned home library like old leather bound books.

This particular paper is available in a few different colours and looks so authentic with it’s hand painted effect.

It is richly detailed and quite luxurious reminiscent of old books, postcards, collecting, autographs and stamps. This is just the right wallpaper if you’re after the feel of a gentlemen’s club or old-fashioned smoking room direct from the archives of old Hollywood films.

A stunning Library design in a hand painted effect, showing in a multi colouring – other colours are available. This design will definitely create that private home library feel.

If you loved this Andrew Martin design you might love the rest of his collection.


Andrew Martin Wallpaper Navigator

Andrew Martin - Navigator Closeup


Albany – Albany Fashion Collection – Library

This wallpaper is very similar to the one above but at a fraction of the cost.

It is a traditional classic bookshelf design on a raised texture vinyl wallcovering.

Also perfect for that classic old fashioned library feel. Available in two different colour variations.


Albany Wallpaper Albany Fashion


Brewers – Memories 2 Collection

A traditional classic bookcase with a distressed look perfect for creating your own library effect. Shown here in dull red, and browns, other colours available.


Brewers wallpaper - Memories 2 Collection


Brewers – Memories 2 Collection

An interesting book shelf design with books bound together. A little different from the average bookshelf wallpaper but very appealing with it’s unusual vintage feel.


Brewers Wallpaper - Memories 2 Collection - Books


Prestigious Textiles – Icon Collection – First Edition

A little different to the traditional leather bound look books but just as effective and very eye catching.

This design is more on the quirky side but is stunning with it’s hand painted effects and metallic highlights. It also has a few different colour variations to suit all tastes.


Prestigious Textiles Wallpaper - Icon Collection

Prestigious Textiles Wallpaper Icon


Albany – Conversation Collection – Marcus

A funky young book case design with bright colours of blue, green and pinks. This wallpaper would look great in a child’s room.


Albany Wallpaper Marcus


Mr Perswall – Communication Collection – Library Mural

These great wallcoverings are actually are murals.  Each mural is 180cm wide and 220cm high available in three different colourways . First colourway is black, brown then fading to yellow. Second colourway is orange, red/pink fading to blue and the third colourway is green, grey fading to white.

The image below shows how effective 5 separate panels are when all hung together. Ideally this would be perfect for a large creative space.


Mr Perswall Wallpaper - Library Mural


Wow Wallpaper Hanging Gold Coast and Brisbane

Wow Wallpaper Hanging recently did a wallpaper hanging job on the Gold Coast which required we hang a York Wallcoverings Bookcase design. Below are a few photos.

York Wallcoverings Bookcase


York Wallcoverings Bookcase Design


We also found an article on interior design and architecture blog, Homedit. They have found even more examples of using this fabulous book designed wallcovering in various rooms in the house.

You might wonder how exactly you can have a library if you don’t have any books. Well, it’s very simple. All you need is the right type of wallpaper. With the right print and the right pattern, wallpaper can be used to create all sorts of illusions. In other words, you can create the impression of having walls filled with books without actually owning any. It’s an interesting idea that could be used in modern homes or in offices.

Full walls of bookshelf wallpaper

Bookshelf Wallpaper Being Used In Various Rooms

Bookshelf Wallpaper In Living Room

Bookshelf wallpaper in bedroom

Bookshelf wallpaper in lounge room

Bookshelf wallpaper in toilet

bookshelf wallpaper


bookshelf wallpaper on large scale high wall


Bookcase wallapper in an office




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