For years I have fantasized about having my own library. A whole room for my books, a cozy reading spot, and some fun artwork. Well, now I have one. After a lot of deliberation, the tall guy and I chose a room in our new home to dedicate to our ever-expanding book collection. (I have a little addiction.) We then outfitted it with shelves and decked the walls with a beautiful green color and some great artwork. A chess table and a few shelves filled with board games round out the feel of the room.
Don’t you love it when dreams come true?
When I was planning out (fussing over) our library, I found that looking at others’ was hugely helpful. So, here I provide you with some beautiful libraries that inspire me. Maybe they’ll inspire you too, if not in the book department, then in dedicating a room in your home to read, chill, and enjoy your precious free time.
Enjoy! (As always, click pics for sources.)
But it need not be stuffy.
clean modern lines and bright colors
beautifully organized by color
Simple built-ins —
the books are the stars of the show here.
Here’s a great mix of modern and vintage/antique.
How’s that for bookshelf excitement?
Isn’t this one cheerful?
Another dream — to someday own a Chesterfield.
a lovely boho approach
Rather make your books pull their weight
around the house?