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The Perfect Reading Nook

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.

Happy reading!

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