No matter how technologically advanced the world gets, there’s nothing quite like browsing through shelf after shelf of books. Whilst a library of your own may seem like a far flung aspiration, home libraries don’t, in fact, have to be huge. Some may have spiral staircases that lead to another level filled with title upon title, but a simple floor to ceiling bookshelf and a cosy chair to curl up in and read can work just as well.
This modern and sleek library has used the full height of the small room to gain that extra book space. Basic, but has everything it needs.
Eccentrically designed, this room is full of artwork and antiques, and will transport you to wherever you wish.
Even with limited space to play with, this ingenious staircase has more than enough cavities for a whole library of books.
If you’re looking for something really out of the ordinary, this hanging fabric bookshelf ticks all of the boxes.
Attics – both large and small – make brilliant libraries. This bookshelf completely frames the doorway and shows that any space can be made useful when it comes to a love of books.
Whilst many people read in the bathtub, very few think of combining their bathroom with a library.
This home library is part of a converted old cement factory in Barcelona, Spain. Despite the stark beginnings of the building, and the simplicity of the book shelves, it is a welcoming space that you could read in for hours.
If traditional wooden shelving doesn’t make you want to curl up in a ball and read your favourite novel, then try adding an industrial touch to your home library.
No one said your home library had to actually be in your home. This garden library offers total escape, in more ways than one, from the all distractions of life.
This stylish home library also doubles as a music room – the perfect place to unwind and get creative.
If you prefer to think outside the box, then this library, with its unique shelving design, could be for you.
Picture the scene: you, here, reclining with a good book. It doesn’t get much better than that.
This library has eschewed the dewey decimal system and opted for colour coordination instead.
A quirky home library with a real outside-in feel.