Having a special place to read is a luxury. Bedrooms usually cut it, but for the perfect place to unwind and find solace, a reading nook is a perfect addition to your already cosy home.
The perfect reading nook will be a space where you can find your favourite books and most treasured journals. A comfortable place to sit and lay, surrounded by soft textures is a good starting point.
But how do you create the perfect reading nook at home? Avid readers can usually sit down anywhere to escape the world outside and dive into the details of a book. There is however something special about having a space all to yourself when reading.
Sunny Does It
Choosing a spot in your home that gets natural light is an excellent starting point. natural light is good for reading and having the sun shine down on you is an added bonus feature for a sunny reading nook. Don’t forget to consider appropriate reading lighting for late afternoon and evening reading.
If you have a decent home library it is important to keep any harmful rays away from your books. The sun can damage and decolour some of your favourite novels – especially older ones. Consider appropriate storage to keep your books in a good condition.
A classic window seat can also work very well in a sunny spot – especially in small spaces.
Empty Wall Space
Do you perhaps have an empty wall space craving some attention at home? You can easily use that wall to create a reading nook. Low chairs with a side table to stack your favourite books is all you need.
Floor pillows will add a soft touch. They are a wonderful alternative to reading chairs – especially for a children’s reading nook.
An odd room in your home is also great for cosy nooks. Empty space under the stairs or a loft with an angled ceiling are all great spaces to transform into a reading nook.
Transitional spaces can also be your friend. find creative ways to make the untied space functional.
Textures can go a long way for a reading nook. Doubling up on throws, faux fur rugs, soft throw pillows and little luxuries is sure to take your reading nook to a new level.
Reading is a relaxing pastime and having a cat nap while you’re at it could be bliss. Comfortable reading is the order of the day.
Rattan furniture accents create a texture profile ideal for a reading nook. A large and comfortable swing chair not only looks stylish in a reading nook but also adds some charm.
In the Jungle
We have learned that plants are essential in your home. Even more so in a reading nook. A big trend currently, is over-styling your space with plants.
Certain plants can also have a relaxing effect. Consider lavender, bergamot and rose planted close to your reading nook. Creating a jungle-inspired space where you can indulge in your favourite authors is a simple pleasure you do not want to miss out on.