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Traditional Home Office With White Built In Library

ID# 108101 | Source – CreditThe Builder’s Wife | © Hannah Puechmarin


Traditional Home Office with White Built-in Library

When designing a home office, there is no better backdrop than a beautiful library. In this traditional home office, a white built-in library adds visual interest to the design and brings a clean and fresh look with its white color. The wooden desk is paired with a green chair.

Home Office With White Cabinets And Small Home Library

ID# 108113 | Source – Credit© Finic Cabinetry and Design Studio


Home Office with White Cabinets and Small Home Library

A well-designed office may cost a little more, but it is much cheaper than a poorly designed one. This modern room features built-in cabinets, wood-open units, a wooden desk, and a green chair. Built-in cabinets provide plenty of space for storage and wood niches for display some decors.

Small Home Library Ideas for Tiny Spaces

Just because you live in a small house doesn’t mean that you can’t have a library at your home. Libraries, even the smallest ones, can be the most magical place in the entire home. You can find some inspiration in our small home library gallery for your home.

Improve small spaces with shelves.

Libraries are a great choice to maximize the functionality of your small or slopped spaces as under the staircase or rooftop. You can create a library with even small shelves to display your book collection or pop up your small libraries using different color schemes and materials. You will be able to create a beautiful space for your collection that won’t cost a small fortune with the help of our small home library ideas.

The home library could be our respite from gadgets and screens!

Contemporary Study Room With Gray And Orange Accents

ID# 108102 | Source – Credit© Vitali Arquitectura


Contemporary Study Room with Gray and Orange Accents

If you have small spaces, clever designs like this one are a great way to maximize functionality and space usage. In this contemporary study room, gray shelves and a white floating desk are recessed into the wall. The compact yet functional design makes space feel larger and provides everything that you need in a study room. The gray paint of the library brings depth to the room and orange accents create a contrast against the grays. This strong contrast offers a minimalist yet impactful look.

Small Home Library With White Floating Shelves

ID# 108103 | Source – Credit© Giorgio Marafioti


Small Home Library with White Floating Shelves

There is no certain place to create a library in homes. In this design, a small home office is placed in the hallway and completed with a small library. The beautiful book collection stands out on the white floating shelves and creates a stunning look. The white floating desk is placed under the shelves that create a continuous look.

Contemporary Staircase With Small Home Library

ID# 108104 | Source – CreditNelson Architecture Interieure & Design | © Shoootin


Contemporary Staircase with Small Home Library

In general, staircases are not seen as a design element and are left as empty and plain spaces. But if your staircase is insight, you can liven up this space with a library. This contemporary staircase design features wooden steps that continuous as shelves on the other wall. The book collection and decorative objects bring visual beauty to the white blank walls. The combination of the thin wooden steps and black structure offers a minimalist and beautiful design.

Gold Wall Mounted Bookcases With Wooden Wall

ID# 108105 | Source – CreditScott Donald Architecture | © Andy Haslam


Gold Wall Mounted Bookcases with Wooden Wall

To save your hallway from vapidity, you can add boxes or shelves to the walls and turn them into a small bookcase. Gold units create an elegant and clean look on the wood wall and bring mobility to this hallway.

Dark Wood Recessed Bookcase With White Sofa

ID# 108106 | Source – CreditTACT Design | © Terence Tourangeau


Dark Wood Recessed Bookcase with White Sofa

If you have limited space, recessed niches can save your design. In this modern design, the dark wood recessed niche turns into a small home library with a book collection, and it acts as a piece of art. The compact size of the niche offers a minimalist and elegant look. The dark wood material of the niche stands out between the whites while it creates a focal point above the white sofa.

Playful Attic Room Ideas With Gray Sofa And Wood Bookshelf

ID# 108107 | Source – CreditScenario Architecture | © Luke Hayes


Playful Attic Room Ideas with Gray Sofa and Wood Bookshelf

The attic room was transformed into a cozy resting nook with a dark gray sofa, a blue chair, and a small built-in bookshelf. The wooden bookshelf perfectly evaluates the unused area under the staircase and creates a focal point. This playful space is brightened by skylights. The curved steel walls are lined with fishnets to protect kids. These fishnets become a beautiful architectural element.

Small Home Library With Reclaimed Wood Shelves And Steel Pipes

ID# 108108 | Source – Credit© Urban Grain


Small Home Library with Reclaimed Wood Shelves and Steel Pipes

In this contemporary living room, the bookcase features reclaimed scaffolding boards and steel pipes, and it brings a vintage industrial look to the casual living space. The gray paint allows this beautiful design to stand out between the white walls. Colorful book covers add visual interest and bring the joyfulness of the rainbow. Also, adding a swinging chair and a fireplace creates a cozy resting nook. Take a coffee and a good novel, lie down on the couch, and get lost in the novels!

Scandinavian Entry With Wooden Bench And Pink Details

ID# 108109 | Source – CreditOne Girl Interiors | © Eve Wilson


Scandinavian Entry with Wooden Bench and Pink Details

In this Scandinavian style entry, a wooden bookcase fills an awkward space with a nifty solution. The small set of stairs, white walls, and gray rug keep it simple while the wooden bench complements the small home library. Greenery potted plants brighten up the atmosphere and complete the Scandinavian style. Tiny pink details also enhance the design.

Small Wooden Recessed Niches As Library And Wine Rack

ID# 108110 | Source – CreditHill Farm Furniture Ltd. | © Chris Ashwin


Small Wooden Recessed Niches as Library and Wine Rack

When designing a library in kitchens, humidity or running water can harm the book’s welfare. Recessed shelving is a bonus for shrewd storage seekers and protects your book collection against these problems. In this farmhouse kitchen, wooden recessed niches are placed into the doorway’s two walls and provide a space for recipe books and wine collection. The wooden countertop of the white shaker cabinets perfectly complements these wooden niches.

Cozy Reading Nook With Wooden Panels And Staircase Library

ID# 108111 | Source – Credit© Ifj Architecture


Cozy Reading Nook with Wooden Panels and Staircase Library

Small, cozy, and functional! This interior design provides everything that you need into a resting nook and does it in style. The wooden paneling stands out the awkward shape of the sloped ceiling that creates an outstanding look. A small built-in sofa offers a comfortable seating area. Small bookcases are placed into the staircase and create visual interest while optimizing the space.

Contemporary Staircase With Wooden Steps As A Storage Unit

ID# 108112 | Source – CreditGeneral Assembly | © Devon Banks


Contemporary Staircase with Wooden Steps as a Storage Unit

If you live in a small space, you need to be clever on storage units. In this contemporary interior design, the bookcase turns ship ladder stair that leads to the mezzanine above. Besides their visual beauty, these wooden boxes provide plenty of space for books or some decorative objects. Also, Black painted built-in cabinets create a sleek look while maximizing storage space.

Small Home Library With Light Wooden Boxes

ID# 108114 | Source – Credit© Black and Milk – Interior Design – London


Small Home Library with Light Wooden Boxes

Clean lines, sharp edges, and natural materials offer a sleek contemporary home office design. The wooden boxes hung onto the wall and a small home library was created. The asymmetrical layout of the boxes creates a focal point and brings movement to the wall. The black desk is paired with a brown leather chair and a vintage desk lamp. The beige carpeted floor provides a soft surface on the hardwood floor.

Traditional Powder Room With Small Home Library

ID# 108115 | Source – CreditSmith & Vansant Architects PC | © Rob Karosis


Traditional Powder Room with Small Home Library

Yes, you can place a library in every room of your house but what about the bathroom? In this powder room, the built-in bookcase is carved out of the underside of the stairs and looks beautiful in the recessed niche. It is complemented by a beige tree birch wallpaper, wall-mounted vintage sink, sconces, toilet, and wood flooring. However, when placing a library in wet areas you need good ventilation to rid of humid air quickly without affecting the books much.

White Study Room With Turquoise Chair And Wood Floor

ID# 108116 | Source – CreditRomilly Turner Interior Design | © Nick Smith


White Study Room with Turquoise Chair and Wood Floor

This landing nook was made into a study area with white floating shelves, a desk, a turquoise chair, and a light wood floor. Thanks to the generous windows, the natural light fills the room and provides a bright and spacious atmosphere. Colorful book covers create a focal point on the white floating shelves. The tiny details like potted plants, artworks, and wicker baskets make a personal touch and liven up the design.

Gray Bookcase With L Shape Sofa And Pink Ottoman

ID# 108117 | Source – Credit© Tamara Flanagan


Gray Bookcase with L-shape Sofa and Pink Ottoman

Built-in cabinets are the best way the evaluate unused and awkward areas under the sloped ceiling. A gray built-in library is perfectly placed under the ceiling in this transitional family room and provides plenty of storage space for books. The l-shaped gray sofa offers a comfortable reading nook while the pink pouf and blue patterned rug bring a traditional feel.

Small Home Library Design In Family Room

ID# 108118 | Source – Credit© Coats Homes


Small Home Library Design in Family Room

Besides providing visual beauty, libraries are a great way to transform unused corners in your home, and you can use them even in small spaces. Here, the slanted bookcase perfectly fits the corner and creates a relaxing reading nook with a grey lounge chair. The blue rug brings a nice texture and provides a soft floor space on the hardwood floor.

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