Get the library look in your home

By Danielle Mahoney 24-04-2012
Get the library look in your home

Thanks to Downton Abbey not only are corsets back in style but on the homefront libraries are the trend of the moment. But fear not, a home library that the Countess of Grantham would be proud of is more achievable than you think. Take some inspiration below for a variety of ways to achieve this ultimate home luxury.

Why not make a feature of your rare books and put them on full display for all to admire? This is also a great alternative for those who don’t like the idea of cluttered bookshelves.

Forget the massive library this is the ultimate way to stock your books- a library with a secret door that leads into another library.

Not only do we love this clever transformation of an alcove into comfy mini library but this Deborah Bowness wallpaper is a great altnerative way to achieve a library if you're lacking books.

A home library doesn’t have to be all about bookshelves, you can easily stack your books the old-fashioned way to create the same geek-chic look.

Why not use your shelves to display some other treasures creating a more homely feel rather than an overly neat public library.

If you don’t have the luxury of freestanding bookcases go for wall mounted shelves. We cannot get enough of this trendy slanted shelf.

What do you think of the trend? Have you created a readers paradise at home or are you too ashamed to let everyone know your reading tastes? Let us know in the section below.

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