30 Home Library Design Ideas to Surround Yourself With Books

Is there anything better than a room filled with books? I’m not sure that there is, I love reading and so whenever I see a home filled with books it makes my heart sing. Now, in a ideal world I would have a proper home library including floor to ceiling bookshelves, a ladder and maybe even a little tower room where you can put a comfy chair to read all those books.

But of course unless you live in a historic manor house this isn;’t very realistic for most of us. But that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate books in your home, whether you have some extra space you can turn into a home library or if you line the walls of the rooms that you have with books.

In this post you’ll see some wonderful book-filled spaces, big or small, modern or old-fashioned you’ll find the most beautiful home libraries here.

A reading room in Los Angeles – see the full home tour


Reading room in an Iowa City home designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design. See more here

A book-filled oasis in Paris – see the full home tour

A home library in Paris – see the full home tour

A reading spot by the dining table – see the full home tour

A unqiue book-filled home in a 19th-century print shop conversion – see the full tour here

Bookshelves in a living room nook create a cozy reading spot – see the full home tour

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