Design Tips – Home library

Although nowadays some people prefer to read digital books on iPads and phones, everyone prefers to do it in a relaxing environment that allows us to disconnect from our busy lives for a moment.
To rest and reconnect with oneself we need a private cozy space; and personally, we love incorporating a library at home that helps bring this sense of calm, charm, and intrigue to the room in which it is located. In today’s blog post, we’ll show you how to incorporate a library into your space, depending on how much space you have, and whether you are living in a small new York apartment or a multi-floor townhouse in Brooklyn.

Better Homes & Gardens – Master Suite Addition

The library reading nook:
If you have space under a window, add some low shelving units, a cushioned base and some pillows, fill it with books to create your cozy library/ reading nook.

Emily Henderson – Scandi-Inspired Home

The corner library:
If you have a small nook or an empty corner, install shelves to fit the length of the wall to create a built-in effect and a unique library space. We love that this interior by Emily Henderson has a built-in banquette underneath, creating a perfect little moment.

Platemark – Harvard Square

The headboard library:
It is a practical style choice and great way to collect, showcase and have your favorite books at your fingertips for a late night read.


The hallway library:
If you have a wide hallway, line up as many free-standing bookcases as can fit on one side to give the illusion of a custom made built-in bookcase, similar to the one shown here.

Pinterest – Rhoades Partnership Ltd.

The room divider library:
To create a functional reading space, opt for a bookcase that doubles as a room divider and create intimate spaces on either side.

Once you’ve found the perfect location for your new home library/ reading nook, complete your space by styling it with our style guide.

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