A home library gives you more than just a place to stash your growing collection of books. It also adds sophistication to your home and provides a conversation piece for guests. Use these examples of unique built-in bookshelves to inspire your home library designs.
- A tall, floor-to-ceiling bookshelf can highlight huge ceilings in a foyer or great room. The use of a ladder to reach the upper shelves is classic and functional.
- Your favorite novels look stellar when worked into the backdrop of a staircase of your home. You could work this type of design into almost any staircase area and even custom build a bookcase beneath the stairs.
- A built-in bookshelf is a classy addition to a formal dining room. When you aren't hosting guests for dinner, you can pull a book off of the shelf and read at the table. This type of design can even be worked around a door or other wall features.
- Create a comfortable reading nook, and you have a space to stash your books and a place to relax and read. This looks elegant and cozy in any living room or family room.