If you’ve longed for a cozy spot to curl up with a good book and put your impressive collection on full display, it’s time to consider designing a home library. Pull it together with brilliant shelving, standout furniture, well-curated accessories, and the right lighting to make your reading experience as enjoyable as possible. For inspiration, browse 11 of our favorite home library ideas to bring charm to your space.
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Looking for a way to turn an unused corner into a conversation starter? Go for compact bookshelves, perfect for putting unique decorative accents to good use.
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In this library setup, plaid seating lends contrast to wood shelving and flooring.
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To embrace your home’s unique architecture, opt for simple black shelves with just enough space for your best reads.
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While there are a variety of visually appealing ways to organize bookshelves, a color-coordinated look never fails to make you want to read to your heart’s content.
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From a custom wooden bench, featuring a bottom shelf to store a small book collection, to a charming wood paneled wall, this library setup proves that going the rustic route can pay off.
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If you love nothing more than making a statement, paint the back of your bookcases in a daring shade to show off your every-growing collection.
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A rolling library ladder removes the stress that comes along with navigating high bookshelves.
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Anchor your library by placing bookshelves in the center of the room. Finish the look with cozy seating, dressed with a mix of pillows and throw blankets.
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There’s no reason why your desk shouldn’t be a part of your home library. Incorporate a smart design right into your built-in bookshelves to maximize space.
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Choosing metal shelves with an open framework is an easy way to free up visual space in your library.
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Play up your love of all things traditional with a timeless look, complete with an upholstered leather chair and built-in bookshelves.
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