How to create a cosy reading nook
Like to escape in a good book? Then maybe you should consider turning an area of your home into a reading nook; where you can read without distractions. With a few key furniture pieces and somewhere to put your collection of books, you’ll soon be ready to get lost in the latest page turner.
Add a reading chair
When deciding on what to put in your reading nook, a comfy seat should be at the top of your list. If you opt for an armchair, choose something comfortable that you can really sink into. A chair with an extra-wide seat gives you plenty of room to move, and curl up if you so wish. Or, for a more laidback feel, why not try a recliner.
Build a library wall with bookcases
If you have lots of books, you’ll need somewhere to store them. One idea is to create a bank of bookcases. To achieve this, simply line up a few bookcases in a row along a single wall. For a tidier, uniformed look, use bookcases that are of the same design and height.
Snuggle up in a cosy corner
Before you nestle into your reading nook, make sure it’s comfy. Try layering up a chair with a fluffy cushion or two as this will make the space cosier. You could toss in a throw as well. Look for soft materials like fleece or faux fur - something warm that you can wrap yourself up in.
4 things to put in your reading nook
There's nothing more relaxing than putting your feet up with a good book. So why not treat yourself to a cushioned footstool. Pair it up with a plush armchair and a snug blanket and you’re all set for a reading session.
Add a little pattern to your reading nook in the form of a statement rug. For some warmth and texture, go for a shaggy style that you can bury your feet into after kicking off your shoes.
Think about using a floor lamp to illuminate your late-night reading. A lamp like this casts a subtle pool of light, which makes the space feel more intimate and inviting. For more focused lighting, go for either a desk lamp or table lamp.
Creating a reading corner for kids
Having a dedicated area for reading in a playroom or child’s bedroom can foster a love of books from an early age. A space like this should be cosy and inviting, away from the distractions of TV and technology. Decorate it with cushions and some blankets to make it a comfy place to read in.
3 reading corner essentials
Instead of having a chair or stool in their reading corner why not opt for a beanbag instead. Available in a range of sizes, styles, colours and fabrics, beanbags provide a relaxed setting for reading.
As well as a place for make-believe and play, a teepee can be used as a cosy reading nook. Let them fill it with blankets and cushions to make it as den-like as possible. It’s the perfect place for a bedtime story.
3. Sling bookcase
A sling bookcase can house books of all shapes and sizes. And, because it stores books with the covers facing outwards, kids can easily pick out their favourite stories.