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25 Brilliant home libraries to inspire you

Melissa Dunlap is a writer, editor and blogger specializing in lifestyle communications. Fueled by curiosity, and a tad too much coffee, Melissa enjoys dissecting current trends for the modern woman. When she's not having dance parties w...

Design for bibliophiles

These delightful home libraries are sure to stimulate your inner bookworm.

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Book pyramid

Book pyramid

Image credit: Pinterest (original source unknown)

This stunning arrangement of books doubles as wall art.

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Bohemian eclectic

Bohemian ecclectic

Image credit: Nest Pretty Things on flickr

Colorful accents like a crochet throw and artwork keep this living room visually interesting, but neutral paint and slipcovers keep it from going overboard.

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Inconspicuous

Inconspicuous

Image credit: The Socialite Family

Look too fast and you might miss the stack of books piled up in this library nook.

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In the closet

In the closet

Image credit: Echo House by Kariouk Associates; photographed by Photolux Studios

Forget a closet for your shoes. This modern house has a closet for books!

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Paired with bright decor

Paired with bright decor

Image credit: Designed by Jonathan Adler

Even though there are colorful books on the shelves, the lime green bamboo chairs and window treatment take center stage in this dual dining room and library space.

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Asymmetrical

Asymmetrical

Image credit: Alysha Findley on Old House New Tricks

For a DIY built-in library on a budget, get inspired by this basement makeover that took three weeks and $300 to complete.

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Small space

Small space

Image credit: NC Cottage; designed by Heather Garrett Design

This cozy cottage living room fits a small library, fireplace and seating.

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Dark

Dark

Image credit: Designed by Jan Showers

Sky-high ceilings in this small room balance out the dark library.

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Minimal

Minimal

Image credit: The Socialite Family

These sparse bookshelves show that less sometimes really is more.

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Cool color combo

Cool color combo

Image credit: Designed by Todd Alexander Romano

We're seriously crushing on the combination of these indigo walls and camel furniture.

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Book lounge

Book lounge

Image credit: Designed by Thom Filicia

Take a load off and kick back with your favorite book in this cozy setting.

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For the boys

For the boys

Image credit: Designed by Thom Filicia

Guys will probably find a bookcase full of electronics super sexy.

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Books on the go

Books on the go

Image credit: Petite Literary; Cory Conner Designs

A wagon makes a handy mobile library for tykes on the go.

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