The Most Luxurious Home Library You Can Have
Beautiful luxury houses in the Philippines are designed to showcase the world-class lifestyle of their homeowners. To complete the interior design of a luxury house, many homeowners create rooms and dedicated spaces for various hobbies and interests, as well as the usual amenities a family needs.
If there is an avid reader in the family, designing a home library for them is a lovely gesture. Book lovers often wish to have their own library, complete with floor-to-ceiling shelving, natural light, comfortable seating, and all the books they could ever want.
What is a home library?
There are many ways to build a home library that suits your home and your design preferences. A dedicated home library can occupy an entire room, or it can co-exist in a multi-use room, or it can simply be a library wall if you live in a small space. Whatever the case may be, there are many luxurious home library design ideas you can choose to draw inspiration from for your personal reading nook at home.
What is a home library? | Photo from Unsplash
Of course, a beautiful home library should be built in a beautiful luxury home, such as the model homes designed and developed by Brittany Corporation. With different designs, floor plans, and locations to choose from, you are sure to find the Brittany home that will become the perfect space for your home library. Feeling ready to design and build your reading room and display your growing book collection?
Here are a few design inspirations for a luxurious home library ideas for you and your family.
Keep it warm and cozy with a fireplace.
A home library with a fireplace is perfect for the cool Tagaytay weather. Photo from Pexels.
If you live in a colder place, such as Lausanne in Tagaytay, then a library with a fireplace will keep your reading hours nice and cozy. Design a library with built-in shelves flanking the hearth, and place a comfortable couch and a pair of chairs clustered nearby.
You can even turn this into a library and office space or home study combined by adding a table to write on, or a computer desk in one corner for work. Add rustic design elements to add to the cozy vibe that goes so well in a Tagaytay home, such as an organic-shaped mirror, vintage lighting fixtures, and a warm-colored carpet.
Wall-to-Wall Shelving to Display Your Book Collection
If you choose to place your library in one of the bigger rooms in your house, then a dramatic wall-to-wall bookshelf can be the key design feature for your home library. Make full use of the space that the wall has to offer by installing a floor-to-ceiling shelf that is also flush with the wall on both sides. Fill your library with books from your collection, whether they are beautiful leather-bound antique books, art and design books, or the newest releases.
To complete this massive library space, add a floor lamp or two next to the comfortable chairs or custom sofa to create several reading nooks in this room. The Allison model home at Augusta and Georgia Club by Brittany Santa Rosa comes with a den, which families can convert into their home library. The den is spacious, and can easily accommodate library design ideas like the one pictured above.
Turn Your Attic Space Into A Library
Turn Your Attic Space Into A Library
Make full use of your attic space by converting it into a library and reading room. Add windows to let in natural light and get built-ins to house your books. Because the attic is usually located in a quieter area of a home, it becomes a reader’s haven as they can come here to enjoy reading in peace.
Decorate this space with a custom sofa, or add several beanbags and floor cushions for a cozier reading experience. For a comfortable reading experience at night, you can use floor lamps or a string of twinkling lights to create a warm and inviting reading room.
The Carolyn model home at Georgia Club Santa Rosa features a spacious attic you can turn into a library.
If an attic library appeals to you, then Brittany’s Carolyn model home is perfect for you and your family. The Carolyn can be found in Georgia Club at Brittany Santa Rosa, where homes are inspired by the colonial architecture of the American South. This spacious three-story home has an attic space that can easily be transformed into the attic library of your dreams.
Floating bookshelves save space.
Floating shelves can make a small home library possible in a luxury condo. Photo from Unsplash.
If you live in a small space, like a luxury condominium such as Alpine Villas or Grand Quartier at Crosswinds, then you may feel like books take up too much floor space. The solution? Floating shelves! This kind of bookshelf is mounted to the wall, which frees up floor space so you can add other furniture and design features to your home.
Floating shelves can also add visual interest to your small space. Photo from Unsplash.
Just because you live in a small-footprint luxury condo does not mean you can’t create a small home library. Floating shelves keep things visually light and clutter-free. They are functional, holding your favorite books. And when shelves are styled with books and small decorative pieces like photos or house plants, these bookshelves can also serve as an art piece for your walls. Swap out the books on these shelves as often as you like, and your functional and decorative shelf will remain dynamic all year round.
Bookshelves as an accent wall
Reading becomes a habit when your books are always within reach. Photo from Unsplash.
Home library ideas come in all shapes and sizes, just like luxury real estate. Another space-saving but still luxurious home library idea is using a bookshelf as an accent wall in your living room or dining room.
Adding a bookshelf to a heavily used space in your home is a great way to showcase your collection and your taste in reading material. Reading also becomes convenient as the books are easily accessible and you have comfortable seating already close by.
Since the living room is already a favorite retreat, adding a bookshelf to the space is a good way to encourage more reading. Place a warm cup of coffee on the coffee table and curl up on the sofa with a good book.
Maximizing Vertical Space
Double height libraries make a grand statement. Photo from Architectural Digest.
If your home has high ceilings, you could build a double-height library to make the most of the space. Having books stacked all the way up the high walls draws the eye upwards, making the room feel big and spacious.
Complete the look of your home library with a rolling ladder. These ladders are not only functional but also add a touch of luxury. With a rolling ladder, you can easily reach the books on even the highest shelves. You can also use these expansive shelves to display art pieces and other décor items.
Rolling ladders are available in a variety of styles to match the look of your home library. Choose from classic wood ladders or more modern metal ladders. With a rolling ladder, you can easily access all the books in your home library.
The secret library.
Home libraries are fun, but secret libraries are even moreso. Photo from Real Homes.
If you want your home library to be a private escape, make it accessible only through a secret entrance. With a private library, you can get some peace and quiet to focus on your reading. If you collect vintage books or collector’s editions, keeping your precious books in a secret library adds a layer of security, protecting these special editions from theft or other environmental elements like harsh sunlight, humidity, and temperature fluctuations. Having a secret library makes your home feel unique and special, especially if you love reading and a bit of mystery.
Having a home library is one of the best design features in a luxury home. Whether you have a simple but cozy reading nook, or a grand library with wall-to-wall shelves stuffed with beautiful books, a home library adds sophistication to any space.
Invest in a billionaire modern luxury house in Brittany. Design the perfect home with a beautiful cozy library by purchasing one of the lots for sale in any of the Brittany locations. You can also choose to purchase a model house, such as Allison or Carolyn in the Georgia Club Santa Rosa, so there is one fewer design decision for you to make.
Check our website for more information on a Brittany house and lot for sale. Or if you are looking for a condo for sale, we can also accommodate your preferences. Find us on our Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram account to see more of Brittany’s thematic offerings.