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"A house without books is like a room without windows." — Horace Mann

Things that are necessary to decorate the perfect home library:

  1. Bookshelves. The more the merrier. Preferably one with a ladder.
  2. A cozy chair or chaise lounge with lots of pillows and snuggly blankets to lie on and read in comfort.
  3. A glass window to occasionally look out into nature as you turn the page.
  4. Books. Lots and lots and lots of books.

It’s not a secret that a good book can really get us going, but something else that can get us almost too hot to trot is a beautiful home library that is just waiting for us to brew a cup of tea, grab our favorite Jane Austen novel, and spend endless hours curled up by the fireplace with the likes of Mr. Darcy or Mr. Knightley while we occasionally look wistfully out the window at the serene countryside.

In a world of Kindles and Netflix, home libraries are dwindling to a thing of the past. But there is something to be said about the smell of an old tome or the crisp pages between your fingers as you keep turning them to read more and more. Being surrounded by books can make you feel calmer, more cultured, and ready to tackle the world. Put those books in an aesthetically beautiful room created just for the enjoyment of going on adventures with your favorite author, and you have yourself a bookworm’s fantasy.

Remember that moment in Beauty and the Beast when Beast shows Belle his beautiful library full of books upon books, and then after seeing her face light up with excitement, he gives it to her? His whole library. Yeah. Us too. Well, we found the libraries. We just need a Beast to give them to us.

For your viewing pleasure, here are some of the most beautiful home libraries to inspire your next redecoration.

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