Six Cozy + Contemporary Rooms That Reimagine the Home Library

Home libraries don’t have to feel like they came straight out of a past era. Because they’re a timeless and comforting feature, built in bookshelves are ideal accents for creating spaces that are both cozy and contemporary. Gather styling inspiration from these rooms that reimagine the home library.

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#1: A Traditional Study With Eclectic Shelf Styling

Source: Castanes Architects PS

A home library decorated in rustic and traditional aesthetics can be updated without losing its classic, comforting aesthetic. If you are custom building built ins, create spaces for casual stacks of books and pieces from your personal art collections.

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#2: A Hybrid Dining Room/Home Library

Sources: Photo by Max Burkhalter, Styled by Colin King, Article by Architectural Digest

By design, a multi-functional library doesn’t take itself too seriously, and decor should always follow suit. If this editorial yet ‘homey’ look inspires you, try mixing and matching groupings of graphic coffee table books and objets d’art in your built ins.

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#3: A Mid-century Modern Style Dining Room Filled With Books

Source: Herman Miller

There’s no better way to loosen up a modern space than to fill built ins with books and quirky objects. Make sure to also fill the surrounding decor with natural textures.

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#4: A Study That Got the Blues

Sources: Photo by Hervé Goluza, Designed by Camille Hermand Architectures, Article by Remodelista

Navy blue is the perfect accent color for a contemporary yet cozy study. If you’re not ready to paint built ins, there are plenty of other ways to use the color.

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#5: The Living Room in a California Craftsman Remodel

Sources: Designed by IDF Studio, Photography by Christopher Stark (Instagram: @christopherstark)

With energizing, comforting, and classic characteristics, blue is also a great color to bring into an updated traditional space. Try collecting blue books. (To draw more inspiration from the remodel of this elegant California Craftsman, see this post)

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#6: The Living Room in an Updated Cape Cod Style Home

Source: Erin Gates Design

You can also transition a traditional living room into an equally contemporary and intimate place to curl up with a novel by mixing a collection of blue books with contemporary patterns and personal objects.

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For more inspiration on creating a cozy home, head here.

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