Book Nooks and Stately Libraries
While a dedicated room just for reading feels like a luxury, the standard elements of such a space are pretty basic—good natural or artificial lighting, comfortable seating, and strong shelves. If you're a book lover in need of a place where you can read undisturbed, take some inspiration from these 11 reading rooms, which run the gamut from cozy to clever to cool. Whether you have a vaulting two-story space at your disposal or only a tiny closet, you'll find some smart ideas in these book lovers' lairs.
Recess for Readers
Twin wall sconces and a velvet sofa enhance the recess in this wall of books, providing a cozy seating area amidst the light shelves.
A Home for Books
Room for Epic Adventures
Ready to dive into The Odyssey? Then you need a truly epic reading room. This beautiful family library, complete with a catwalk, is cozy and classic, featuring wall sconces and a comfy bench seat with drawers underneath.
A Great Divide
Teeny Tiny Reading Nook
This delightful reading room steers away from traditional dark wood shelves yet stays classic with its blue and mustard palette. Accent lights illuminate the book collection, and a timeless leather chesterfield anchors the space.
If you're interested in more about cool homes, consider:
Whether you’re looking for a new kitchen appliance or the latest tech gadget, start with Bob Vila's list of the very best Black Friday deals of 2021.