Home libraries are places in which to escape, to become lost in the pages of adventure, romance, deep study or self-reflection. Whilst screens have their place in our modern lives, there’s nothing quite like cracking open a new paperback or revisiting an old favourite. The relaxation of flipping through those familiar smelling pages is a completely different form of reading than being bombarded with blue light. These special moments deserve a special place, so we’ve gathered together 51 home library designs that will have you lost in a love of books for hours – take a pot of tea and a pack of biscuits to keep you going!

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Amongst an array of classic wainscot and decorative boiserie, we find a counterbalance of modern furniture pieces and unexpected colour palettes in these two glorious neoclassical style home interiors. Classic art makes statements of discerning taste and a certain social status, whilst the contemporary influences bear testament to forward-thinking and awareness of moving trends. Our first art-focused neoclassical home design is an elegant portrayal of en vogue archways, which effortlessly bridge the gap between classic design influences and new ideas. Our second featured home interior unleashes a jaw-dropping barrage of bright colour clashes from the pink and green spectrum, and merges trendy ribbed texturing and racetrack motifs within traditional walls.

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Gentle accent colours uplift this comfortable 71.2 square metre family home interior, located in Moscow, Russia. Designed by Natalia Rybakova, this modern space is warmed through with mellow green, yellow and blue infusions, alongside dominant light wood tone elements. Whilst compact in dimensions, this floor plan encompasses all of the practical necessities for a happy family life. The open concept living space brings family members together with a combined dining, cooking and lounging arrangement. Peripheral furniture is pared back to ensure the environment doesn’t feel overcrowded or complicated. Bedrooms are peaceful, and the fitted bathroom cleanly precise. Apartment floor plan included at the end of the tour.

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Abstract, linear volumes stack to form a crisp modern 4266 square foot home for a family of five in Bangalore, India. Created by Crest Architects, the unique angular form stands out sharply against a grey, densely populated metropolis. Clean white concrete and rich wood cladding encase a dwelling based upon the ancient architectural science of Vaastu, which embraces the benefits of nature. The interior spaces are simple, spacious and designed around two landscaped courtyards, each with skylights that flood sunlight into the openly interconnected floors of the house. The natural greenery brings a valuable piece of the outdoors inside of the introverted city abode, with trees that draw the eye upward through the impressive void.

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These three modern home interiors are each inspired by fresh Scandinavian style decor elements, whilst exuding elegant Asian distinction. An en vogue, graceful archway motif unites the aesthetics of the Japandi apartment interiors, along with a warm natural wood tone and crisp white colour palette. Visualised by Elemental Design, this group of inspirational homes are designed as contemporary family units with functional open plan living spaces. Practical storage ideas make use of small hallways and home entryways, bedrooms are multifunctional with dressing areas and home workspaces. The kids’ rooms are cute, colourful and compact, with fun ideas for kids’ closets, built-in bookcases, bespoke bed designs, kids’ desks and adorable decor.

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