Home libraries come in all shapes and sizes, and each one tells a unique story, as every shelf holds a carefully gathered collection by its owner(s). Whether you have Shakespeare or Murakami hanging out on your shelves, or perhaps a display of special travel mementos or family photos, your home library’s contents will reflect a great deal about who you are.
Bookshelves can keep a plethora of wondrous keepsakes, but many may not know it’s also a wonderful way to display artwork and other framed items as shown above. This delightful library makes good use of color and natural light, with a cozy sofa and accent rug. A lovely setting for settling down with a favorite book.
Add a wooden desk and vintage accent chair to your home library, as well as stacked framed art work for a charming European-style setting. The floor-to-ceiling shelving is enough to give any bookworm heart palpitations.
An executive desk and formal sitting area complete with a traditional loveseat, makes for an ideal gathering place for casual meetings, should you also choose to use your library as a home office. Check the gorgeous glass-paneled wall unit/bookcase, which is sure to house several coveted first editions.
An accent rug with a unique design such as the one above can create an inviting coziness within your library. A comely pedestal round dining table and a few luxury arm chairs make for a truly welcoming library. However, it’s the art deco pendant lamp above it that steals the show here. Who wouldn’t want to read or write by the luminescent glow of that magnificent lamp?
We love this look so much (pedestal table within library), here are a few more photos to drool over:
The curved bookcases especially work well with these round tables, giving an impression of infinite space as the eyes will never reach an ending. The pale blue of the curtains and tufted sofa completes the room with just a dash of color.
A few pedestal tables we like:
We admit, home libraries will always have that endearing factor, one which will always fascinate, as stacks of books or magazines or journals pique curiosities and promise enlightenment.
Perhaps the main lure of home libraries is that they are the only room in the house to extend beyond its walls – the stories within teach ideas of the past, concepts of the future, and limitless travel of the imagination.