Sitting surrounded by books looking at their colorful spines, reading in a quiet room is a dream for many book lovers. Any extensive collection of books requires a certain amount of storage space in the apartment or the house and we have collected some ideas for functional home library furniture.
Get inspired and create your own peaceful reading oasis.
How to choose home library furniture – tips and ideas
Home library furniture may be in different styles- traditional, modern, futuristic, functional and the choice depends on your imagination, the number of books in your library, and the available space that you have. Books and wood are usually a very good combination and that is why the traditional ideas for home library furniture are connected to wall shelves made of wood in brown or black color. Another traditional concept features floor to ceiling bookshelves.
Modern furniture designs turn to different materials like plastic in various bold colors, glass, steel and the furniture becomes an original and interesting element in the home décor. If you live in a big house you may have a separate room which is only used as a library but modern homes are often with limited space and the furniture in the library features a more minimalist approach.
Home library furniture ideas – choose the style and the design
The typical home library furniture consists of four basic elements – bookshelves, chairs, couches and deck chairs, side table and lamp. Unless you are fascinated by the classic style you can opt for different designs and organization systems. Loft style is characterized with open space divided in different zones and the library area is furnished with modern shelves, built-in lights and a comfortable reading chair. Library wall bookshelves are suitable for apartments and can be either custom built or pre-fab modules. Modern designs offer expressive shapes and different sizes.
A modern wall bookshelf
Reading corner in the basement
Elegant shelves and comfortable sofa
A small home library
Traditional library furniture