Simple bookshelves built along each wall, with plush seating in the center, can turn a large unused closet space into another room altogether. The unusual color ties it into the whole space yet sets it apart. For how sophisticated and intricate a space it can become, this can be a manageable diy project.
This open shelving standing perpendicular to the wall creates an intimate workspace that provides privacy and focus, yet breathes pleasantly. The largely monochromatic backdrop allows for pleasant and in no way overwhelming detail.
Reminiscent of du Maurier and Agatha Christie and mysterious English manors in general, this added swinging doorway segments this area and adds extra book storage.
These simple (and beautifully filled) built-in bookshelves turn what would be a blank space with a desk into an entire world of academia and learning. This room is useful and aesthetically complete--beyond the work space, there is no need for other decor.
I love when bookshelves replace solid blocking walls between two spaces such as this. Not only is space more efficiently used, but each room is kept distinct while allowing a more open flow between.
Bookshelves don't have to be kept to a separate room. Discreetly incorporating them as one wall of a large space adds a great vibe and suggests a house of learning.
This space isn't for posers--the books aren't too pristinely arranged but, rather, look as if they are pulled out and enjoyed and put back quite frequently. The comfortable furniture has order yet a casual elegance to its arrangement. What might have been just a neutral space to pass when going between rooms has been turned into a distinct and classy library.
Even the smallest and most unexpected space can become a book nook. The proximity of this little space to a large working area of this kitchen table truly creates another room within a room, when the need arises. This set-up is perfect for the at-home worker and multitasker.
This modern fainting couch and rug creates a central weight and focus to this open room, and helps the bookshelves stand out. Books can easily be enjoyed on this or the nearby couch--or fabulously unique booth.
A simple good chair and lighting beside a book collection creates a minimal but just-as-complete reading corner.
Couldn't you retreat to this classic room for the day? This simple yet incredibly versatile space not only provides comfort for long-term sitting, but a writing desk--all within the glow of fabulous natural light.
A similarly-purposed room with a more streamlined aesthetic.
A pleasant and very mod space.
I adore this space, which is another example of a simple room that could have been anything, but has been deliberately turned into a library. The (premeditated, surely) haphazardness of the shelves balances the clean white--and fabulous gray--surroundings.
In this smaller room, the height of the shelves is perfect. When space is limited, think upward.