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How to decorate the interior of a home library?

Modern gadgets are slowly replacing magazines, newspapers, books from everyday life. Despite the convenience of the electronic version, there are still many who like to read real books. If this way of spending leisure time is held in high esteem in your family, then it’s time to think about designing a small home library. In this room, you can competently organize the space for the correct storage of the book collection, ensuring a carefree pastime. The attractive design of the library will make the overall atmosphere in the house more stylish and rich. Tips placed in this publication will help you to arrange it correctly..

High shelving for storing books in your home

There are quite a few home library design options.

Where is the best place to store books?

It is not difficult to “carve out” a suitable place for a home library in a large house. Its role can be played by a separate free room, a home office. The ideal option is the study. In it you can read, do business away from the noise.

Organization of a book storage system in the living room

The home library is usually combined with a living room or study.

Two leather chairs in the home library

It is necessary to organize storage so that the search for the desired book does not take much time

An equally attractive place is the living room. A large living room with bookshelves and a fireplace will look amazing. If the apartment is small, there is very little space, bookshelves can be placed right in the bedroom. Shelves can be built-in, then they will not take up useful space. Many hide them behind the doors of a large wardrobe..

Storing books in a wardrobe with glass doors

A sliding bookcase will ensure high safety of books and elegantly complement the interior of the room

Open book modules in the living room interior

On open shelves, you will have to deal with dust more often.

Book storage rules: briefly about the main

To keep the design of the library always attractive, it is very important to preserve its content in the best possible way. Books need some care. Storing them at home requires several rules:

  1. Books can be called real dust collectors. The easiest way to keep them from dust is to use racks with doors. Closed racks will significantly extend the time between cleaning.
  2. All items should be wiped with a damp cloth at least once a week. The fabric needs to be wrung out well.
  3. It is best to remove dust from books with a special broom made of feathers..
  4. All closed cabinets and racks should be ventilated once a week.
  5. The ideal temperature for storing books is 18-20 degrees. If the office is cool, you need to install additional heating.
  6. Paper perfectly absorbs foreign odors. The home library should be located away from the kitchen, equipped with a good ventilation system. You cannot smoke in the office. Tobacco smoke absorbs quickly into the paper.
  7. Electric lighting that is too bright has a very damaging effect on paper. Bindings will quickly lose elasticity, pages will turn yellow.

White bookcases with doors

Bookcases with doors protect books from dust and direct sunlight

Open wooden shelving for book collection

Use roomy and thoughtful book storage systems that complement your chosen room style

Furniture selection

Having learned the basic rules for storing books, having chosen a suitable room, you can proceed to the next step in decorating your home library – the selection of furniture. Printed publications can be stored in special racks, cabinets, built-in bookshelves, etc..

Dark brown bookcases

Bookcases made of natural wood look very impressive

Custom book storage rack

An original bookcase will showcase your uniqueness

Bookshelves of the original design on the living room wall

Designers’ fantasies regarding bookshelves are simply endless.

Furniture should be chosen based on three main parameters:

  • the number of printed publications;
  • design style;
  • room size.

If there are a lot of books, they were inherited from my grandmother, the best option would be to buy high shelves. They can be made according to individual measurements of the room. Racks are usually placed along one wall..

Ladder and tall bookcase

For optimal filling of the entire wall, you will most likely have to make shelves according to specific dimensions.

You can decorate the interior of the study-library with stylish cabinets with glass doors. Sliding wardrobes can become a modern analogue. They are made to order from natural wood and decorated with original carvings. It is better to choose a tall, compact wardrobe. So it will turn out to carve out more space for installing upholstered furniture, a coffee table..

Wall-mounted bookshelves will be the ideal solution for a young family with a small collection of prints. Shelves can be placed in the living room, bedroom, nursery. The shape, size of such furniture should be chosen based on the general style of the room..

Interior of a small home library

The home library is not only a place to store books, but also a relaxation room.

Cozy home library design

The atmosphere in the home library should be suitable for all family members

Renovated old bookcases

You can make the interior of the library office original with the help of old, long-unnecessary furniture. Grandma’s wardrobe, chest of drawers, outdated shelves can always be restored, reused in the interior. This is a great way to save money, preserve pleasant memories from the past..

Old grandma's bookcase with book collection

Furniture made in the old days is of high quality

Important! Having chosen the Provence style for your home library, you will have to discard the idea of ​​buying a new wardrobe. Old furniture is one of the main foundations in the design of such a design..

Home library interior with desk

If the value of old furniture is low, you can try to repair it yourself.

The restoration of old furniture requires a certain amount of experience, skills and equipment. If none of the above is present, it is better to entrust this task to a specialist. The restorer will do the job quickly, efficiently.

Sometimes old bookshelves, cabinets do not need a global refurbishment. The owners of the house only need to repair them a little, wash them, replace the glass parts with new ones. If desired, you can add novelty to old furniture. It is enough just to paint the inner walls of the cabinet with paint. The color of the paint should be chosen from the general color scheme of the interior. The paint must be of high quality, non-toxic. Acrylic works well. It dries quickly, is practically odorless, looks amazing.

Installing bookshelves in niches

The best way to save space is to use built-in bookshelves. They can be placed in special niches made of drywall, brick, and other building materials. Decorating bookshelves is a way of expression for the owners of the house. They can display your character, mood, goals. By their shape, color, one can identify a music lover, collector, esthete, lover of modern “lotions”.

Living room interior with fireplace and bookshelves

Wooden shelves in plasterboard niches

You need to choose the size of the shelves based on the volume of your home library. If a whole room is allocated for printed publications, you can equip a large built-in rack. To add a special charm to it, coloring the back wall of the niche in a bright color will help. For example, light shelves with dark walls are perfectly combined with each other. A large rack will help you place a lot of literature, magazines, collectibles in a convenient order.

Narrow niche for books in the doorway

Niches can be made in the most unexpected places

Storing books in a niche with shelves

And their design can be very diverse.

If it is not possible to select the entire room, then a mini home library can be made in the living room, bedroom using small shelves built into a niche. A compact shelf will allow you to place everything you need without taking up useful space. If the room is tiny, it is better to arrange the shelves in white. Light colors of the shelves will help to visually make the space larger and more spacious.

Bookshelves under the stairs to the second floor of a private house

Books under the stairs are also an option if there is very little free space in the house.

More about styles

It is impossible to design a home library correctly without choosing a harmonious style direction. The most suitable styles, their characteristic features are discussed in more detail in the table:

Style Specific traits
Provence Sensitive, gentle, calm style. Ideal for decorating a women’s home library. The color scheme should be light: olive, peach, white, light green. You can use a floral print. It is better to choose antique, antique furniture..
Classic The perfect style for setting up a large, spacious room. The classics are characterized by a restrained design in light colors. The decor of the room must be expensive, the furniture must be wooden. Curtains will play an important role in the design. They must be multi-layered, heavy.
Minimalism Minimalism is a great solution for a modern family. This direction is characterized by light colors, simple shapes of shelves, a lot of light, and practicality. Decorative details should be almost completely absent..

Home library interior in classic style

A classic interior will require significant financial investments in wooden furniture

Provence style white bookcases

Provence also gravitates towards natural, but looks simpler and cheaper.

Long bookcase in white

Modern models of cabinets made of composite materials are quite suitable for minimalist interiors.


When arranging a home library, in particular a reading area, an important point is the correct organization of light. Too bright electric light is harmful to books. It is better to leave cabinets, shelves without unnecessary lighting. One ceiling chandelier is enough. During the day, shelves with books should be protected from natural light. Ordinary blinds will do this well..

Home library design with fireplace

Convenient reading area with an additional light located on the bedside table next to the upholstered chair

Small sofa for reading books in the window opening

It will always be light on such a sofa during the day.

Cozy place to read books in the home library

In a dark corner of the room, you can’t do without additional color sources.

However, the reading area of ​​the room needs to be equipped with additional light sources. A floor lamp is well suited for this purpose. It will illuminate a specific area without harming the books. A floor lamp is usually installed near an armchair, a sofa. His style should be in harmony with the general stylistic direction of the reading area. You need to place a floor lamp behind the reader. It is also important for him to choose the right lamp. It should be ergonomic, light should be soft.

Video on how to organize a library in a small apartment

Photo ideas for interior decoration of the home library

Piano Bookcase Simple modular book shelves Tall white shelving unit for home library Diamond shaped book shelves Loft-style home library Home library with panoramic glazing Fireplace in the interior of the home library Wooden furniture for storing books Retro home library Collection of books on black shelves Black armchair in home library Interior of a modern home library Metal book storage rack Small library with a window to the garden Spiral staircase in the hall with bookcases A place to read books in the home library Cozy atmosphere in a room with a collection of books Bookcases in modern style A non-standard approach to storing books Original sloped shelves with your favorite books Bookshelves near the living room window Bookshelves around the window in a private house Window with a wooden arch in a home office Home library with large windows Extendable table with round top Stone floor in a room with books Brown leather armchairs Green carpet on wooden floor Soft armchair with beige upholstery Soft pillows on the bench-windowsill Reading space in the window opening Home office interior in the English style Living room with billiards in classic style Huge clock on the living room wall Living room design with gray walls Spacious corner sofa Organization of a library in the attic of a private house Book shelves in a country house Gray sofas in the reading room of a private house Contemporary style bookcase Herringbone parquet floor Provence style white bookcase Illuminated niches for your favorite books Bookshelves in the form of a map of Russia Loft-style living room with shelves for storing books Yellow armchair and black bookcase Bookcases with doors along the living room wall Decorative plates on bookcases Modular furniture in the living room interior

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