Home Library Inspirations
All this watching of Downton Abbey and their libraries has me on the search for the perfect home library. Pinterest is where I daydream and I’ve been collecting ideas on my Home Library Inspiration board.
How do you get the perfect combination of cozy, book capacity, wired desk space and reading spaces? Are you a ladder person? Should it be tucked away or in a prominent spot? Should kids have their own reading nooks or can you share? Should cookbooks get their own space? All of the above?
What do you think? Do you have a special cozy spot to read?
An office and a home library. Nice sharing! But you need really high ceiling heights.
image from A Ceiling 4 Walls and a Floor.
French Doors are nice for separation.
image from The Milky Way
No Wasted Space Home Libraries
This seems like a good use of hallway space. Is it the curved hallway that makes this so appealing? Would a straight hallway look this good?
image from Houzz
A hallway library but you’d need it to be quite wide to allow for space for two bookcases on either wall.
image from Beautiful Libraries
A hallway library but will it ever get utilized?
image from Cote de Texas
Such a cozy spot out of a narrow space! It’s perfect for those quirky stairway landings that are extra large. I love those!
from Fresh Home
Hidden Book Shelf Doors
Should a home library have a secret door? I think so! Do the books fall out if you swing the door too fast?
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This secret door slides. Does it get too heavy to slide easily? No knickknacks either on the shelves.
image from Life on Sundays
Is this one secret enough?
A Basement Library
A library snuck into a basement … with that beautiful spiral staircase!
image from Kira cph
Storage and book shelf space going down the stairs to the basement or anywhere!
Kids’ Room Library Spaces
A ladder seems like a necessary indulgence! Do you dare have one with kids?
image from Dwell.
Kitchen and Bathroom Libraries
What a perfect place to store cookbooks and cap off an appliance!
from Old House Online
Book storage in the bathroom. Why not? Everyone would read more!
image from Casa Design
A classic built-in frames and anchors the living room. I think I would add doors to the lower shelves for messy storage.
image from Beautiful Libraries who in turn got it from Architectural Digest
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