The Perfect Reading Nook
We all have that space in our home that is unused, empty and could be put to better use. For spaces that are crying out for a simple uplift, a reading nook is a lovely feature that will completely enhance an empty or unused area. Whether it be in a bright sun room, a cosy living room corner or even a bedroom, the options for reading nooks are endless! Here are a few ideas for creating the perfect reading nook:
Create a reading nook by a window - allowing the natural light to flood in by day and the addition of a good reading light such as the floor light in this image is a really nice idea.
Make it a space for two - complete with a library and some cool coffee table books.
Transform a bay window - add a fresh, romantic look to a bay window with a seating area for book lovers.
Frame it with curtains- textiles are an excellent way of creating a sense of warmth in a space. These curtains go even a step further to frame the reading nook and make it especially cosy.
Source furniture for comfort as well as style - your nook should be inviting and comfortable first and foremost. So lots of comfy, soft furnishings is key.
Choose a style and run with it - pick a style or scheme which you personally love to make the space extra appealing - so for example, if you've been affected by the Scandimania pandemic, this is a lovely example of a reading nook created in the simplistic, clean Scandi style.
The perfect bedtime story spot - little people will want to read all day long in a space as cute and welcoming as this one. Add a few book shelves, some floor cushions, soft cuddly toys and a fluffy rug for the ultimate reading nook experience. They'll thank you for it when they've penned their first award-winning novel!
Use an alcove to create the perfect relaxing space - the arrangement of furnishings in this image is cleverly done in that it captures the eye with varying levels, colours and textures without feeling in any way cluttered.