10 Ideas for a Stylish & Functional Home Library

For as long as there have been books, there have been home libraries. These rooms are some of the most enriching in a home. While the books are (obviously) the focal point of the library and bring a lot of timeless style to it all on their own, there a lot of things you can do to elevate the design of the space. Playing with color, art, lighting, and seating are ways to bring more style to a home library and make it your own. Check out these fabulous and functional home library ideas to inspire you.

10 Ideas for a Stylish & Functional Home Library | HomeandEventStyling.comA deep blue on the walls and built-in bookcases give this library a unique identity.

10 Ideas for a Stylish & Functional Home Library | HomeandEventStyling.comGreen-gray bookcases bring warmth to the space while not going so dark that they make it feel even smaller. Wrapping them over the door was a smart touch to make complete use of the space.

10 Ideas for a Stylish & Functional Home Library | HomeandEventStyling.comJust because bookcases take up all the wall space doesn’t mean you can’t hang some art. Attaching them right to the shelves can bring an extra layer of interest to the space.

10 Ideas for a Stylish & Functional Home Library | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can turn just about any room in your home into a library, even the master bath. Putting them around the tub, for example, will fit right into the spirit of a relaxing retreat.

10 Ideas for a Stylish & Functional Home Library | HomeandEventStyling.comRich wood bookcases give this library a luxurious, masculine appeal. The wood continues up to the ceiling to make it all flow together.

10 Ideas for a Stylish & Functional Home Library | HomeandEventStyling.comFor some variety, switch up the shelves between open shelving, cabinets, and glass doors. Mixing in some accessories will give it some interest, too.

10 Ideas for a Stylish & Functional Home Library | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a small library, use arm chairs for seating and a small end table so less visual space is taken up and the focus is on the books.

10 Ideas for a Stylish & Functional Home Library | HomeandEventStyling.comThe bold red makes the books pop and was a clever way to tie in the rest of the home’s decor in an unexpected way.

10 Ideas for a Stylish & Functional Home Library | HomeandEventStyling.comThis elegant space is both a dining room and a library, mixing the two in a stunning fashion.

10 Ideas for a Stylish & Functional Home Library | HomeandEventStyling.comA mid-century modern flair was given to this library with open wood shelving and a simple black fireplace.

Like any other space in the home, a library can be a reflection of you and embody its own unique character like the books within it.

Warm regards,
Megan

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