A home library is the best solution to store a growing book collection for many book lovers. It is a dedicated space where you can enjoy a relaxed time while reading a book. Designing a home library is challenging, especially when you don’t know what to do.
First, where should a home library be placed? It depends on your home space. If you want to have a more private home library, choose a quiet space with a door. But if you want to enjoy reading books together with your family, incorporating a home library within the living room will be a good idea.
Next is the design. For a comfortable home library, a contemporary design could be your first choice. This design also makes the room sleek and fresh. Contemporary blends well with modern elements so you can add modern furniture to your home library to create a stylish look.
Need more ideas? Find your best inspiration by taking a look at our home library ideas in contemporary design and modern furniture below.
1. MG House by MoMa Arquitectas
The first home library idea in contemporary design and modern furniture comes from MG House by MoMa Arquitectas. This modern house has a home library dedicated to everyone. It is completed with a wooden floor-to-ceiling bookshelf, an elegant glass table, and modern white chairs.
Photographer: Gonzalo Viramonte
2. Strelein Warehouse by Ian Moore Architects
Strelein Warehouse by Ian Moore Architects has a home library idea in contemporary design and modern furniture for you who love a dark color theme. Placed in a white bright interior space, this home library is filled with black items such as a black rug, black modern chair and table, and also a black floor-to-ceiling bookshelf.
Photographer: Iain D MacKenzie
3. Laurel Hills Residence by Assembledge+
This home library idea in contemporary design and modern furniture is perfect for you who love simplicity. Laurel Hills Residence by Assembledge+ incorporates a home library in its living area. The reclining chair is modern furniture that invites everyone to sit and reads a book.
Photographer: Matthew Millman
4. Highlands Escape by Benn and Penn Architects
The home library idea in contemporary design and modern furniture in Highlands Escape by Benn and Penn Architects is about dedicating a private cozy space to have a home library. This home library is simple with a colorful rug, modern furniture, and a wooden bookshelf.
Photographer: Tom Ferguson
5. Boat Sheds by Strachan Group Architects
Boat Sheds by Strachan Group Architects has a home library idea in contemporary design and modern furniture for you who want to have a small and simple home library at home. Incorporating to the living area, this home library looks very cozy an inviting with a modern reclining chair and a wooden bookshelf.
Photographer: Patrick Reynolds