Library lights have been around for years but they are now being used more commonly in residential settings. I love any form of accent lighting that highlights focal points within a room. Library lights above a bookcase create visual interest to a book collection.

Library lights above a bookcase.

Little Green Notebook

They add formality to this home office.

Library lights above a bookcase

Meredith Heron

But I love how they are being used in more unexpected places such as above joinery in living rooms.

Library lights above built in joinery.

Urban Electric Co.

Library lights above built in joinery.

Stephanie Krauss Designs

An alternative option that gives a more contemporary feel are these sconce wall lights.

Library lights in a home office.

House of Jade 

They are a great opportunity to introduce metallics to a space.

Library lights in a home office.

Sita Montgomery

Library lights in a home office.

Kemble Interiors

In a kitchen, they are the perfect task lighting option in place of recessed downlights.

Library lights above a kitchen sink.

Elizabeth Lawson

Library lights above a kitchen sink.

Kelly Deck

Library lights above a kitchen sink.

Allard Ward Architects

Yes, I am a sucker for library lights. There may just be one (or four!) in our new build……

Belinda XO