I love nothing more than to curl up in winter if it’s cold and windy outside and read a book. Having a place dedicated for reading and getting away from the main traffic areas in the home is the perfect solution for some uninterrupted relaxation time. But not all of us live in houses that have a space available for a dedicated reading nook. It’s time to be creative to make a space where you can relax and lose yourself in a story.
A corner of the lounge room works well for a reading nook space. The essentials when creating a reading nook include a floor lamp with easy directional light, a comfortable arm chair, decorative cushion and throw rug, ottoman and side table to stack those books.
A vase of flowers, a photo frame and fragrant candle can adorn the side table for a more personalized space.
Place your reading nook next to a window for natural light. If a floor lamp is not your style, set up a table lamp next to your arm chair. Pile books neatly on the side of the armchair for a relaxed look.
Or if you prefer your books to be hidden away, pile them underneath the side table.
If you can afford to, build in your reading nook to save space and create a minimal look.
Build a book case under the seat for easy storage.
If you want to create a fun space for your reading nook, why not make a hammock swing? Easy to make and makes an inviting place to read and relax.
If there is no available space for a chair, why not hang one using a hammock.
For an inexpensive reading nook idea, set up a camp bed and layer with throws and mismatching cushions. This has a bohemian feel which instantly relaxes you on site. Who doesn’t want to read a book full reclined?
And if you really are pushing for room inside, take your reading nook outside. Set up a mattress on the floor and using a range of throws, quilts and cushions to add an instant room just for reading.
We’ve put together some furniture and décor pieces to get you on your way to creating a reading nook.
Do you have a reading nook? Where do you got in your home to read a book?