Light academia is a style and aesthetic inspired by academic and classical influences, often characterized by a focus on literature, art, and intellectual pursuits.
If you are looking for some ideas, then take a look at these 8 Must Haves for a Light Academia Inspired Room. Included is a curated selection of gorgeous shop items for inspiration as well.
Vintage or Antique Furniture: Look for classic, elegant pieces such as leather or upholstered sofas, chesterfield sofas, wingback chairs, or wooden bookshelves.
Tip: Opt for furniture in dark, rich wood tones like mahogany or walnut for a traditional and academic feel.
Neutral Colors: Stick to a muted color palette with shades like ivory, beige, soft blues and greens and soft gray. These colors create a calm and sophisticated ambiance.
Deep Hues: Incorporate deep, muted colors like burgundy, forest green, or navy for accents.
Fabrics: Choose throw pillows and upholstery with a classic feel, such as wool, velvet, linen or tweed, to add texture and a touch of luxury. Rich textures can add warmth and depth to the space.
Rich, Patterned Rugs: Persian or oriental rugs can add warmth and a sense of history to the room. If you are not in the market for an expensive Persian carpet, then try a richly patterned carpet from Morris & Co for example, or a similar brand.
Scroll right to view this curated selection of lovely carpets (most of them come in other colors as well).
Brass or Antique Lighting Fixtures: Opt for brass or antique-style floor and table lamps to enhance the classic atmosphere.
Chandeliers: A classic chandelier can add a touch of grandeur and sophistication.
Below is a selection of ideas for lighting ( stunning antique finds as well as modern lamps).
Books: A key element of light academia is the love of literature. Arrange books on shelves, and consider adding some vintage leather-bound books for a classic touch. Books not only add to the aesthetic but also provide intellectual nourishment.
Artwork: Choose classic or vintage artwork, such as oil paintings or framed botanical prints. Think about paintings, sketches, or sculptures that reflect a love for knowledge and culture.
Candles and Candle Holders: Place candles in elegant holders to add warmth and a touch of romance.
Antique or Vintage Items: Incorporate antique globes, telescopes, vintage maps, vintage typewriters or magnifying glasses to enhance the academic atmosphere
Classic Stationery: Display elegant stationery sets, quills, or inkwells for a touch of old-world charm.
Wall Clocks: Large, vintage-style wall clocks can add a sense of history.
Set up a dedicated writing or study area with a classic desk and a comfortable chair. Add some stationery and writing tools to complete the look.
Potted Plants: Add a touch of greenery with potted plants like ferns or ivy. Consider placing them in classic or vintage-style pots to maintain the aesthetic.
Personalize your Light Academia room with items that reflect your own interests and taste. Mix classic and timeless elements to create a space that feels timeless, cultured, and conducive to learning and creativity. Remember, the key to light academia is a balance between aesthetics, intellect, and comfort!
I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I loved curating this gorgeous selection of items for your light academia inspired room. If you have any comments please don’t hesitate to pop them in the box below.
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