20 Drool-Worthy Home Libraries
There’s a lot of work that goes into curating just the right book collection (hello, newly redesigned classics!), and then the question is how to best display it. These 20 ideas will have you making plans for a new library set up in your home.
1. Cookware + Cookbooks: A mix of cookbooks and vintage baking supplies is the perfect fit for the top half of this mid-century modern hutch. We also love how they combine art objects with art books! (via Ampersand Vintage Modern)
2. Invisible Shelving: Opt for lucite shelves if you want the books, not the furniture, to be the focus. These would also work well in a small space to prevent it from being too crowded. (via Domaine)
4. Picture Rails: Keep all your kids’ favorite titles on display by using picture ledges in a nursery or playroom. Don’t have kids? This works just as well for coffee table books! (via Modern 24 Seven + Viva Cindy)
8. Mix Industrial + Vintage: Industrial open-shelving plays well in contrast to a vintage book collection. Plus, the contrast is carried through in this room with the mid-century modern table and traditional banker’s chairs. (via Remodelista)
12. Go Asymmetrical: Create a more visually interesting wall of books by breaking straight lines and making asymmetrical shelves. It’s like a puzzle to make sure every title fits. (via Apartment Therapy)
14. Bookish Entries: Like a secret passage using a door as a bookshelf adds an aura of mystery to your favorite reading room. (via Peter Pennoyer Architecture and Gast Architects & Designers on Houzz)
16. A Reader-Friendly Hearth: If your fireplace is just for show, why not use it to store some of your more substantial titles. Like those massive art books you always plan to leave out on the coffee table. (via AB Chao)
What gorgeous library designs have you seen lately? Share them with us in the comments below.
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