How to Make a Reading Nook

Grab a good book and head for your favorite corner — it’s time to create your favorite reading nook!

Start With Your Seating

Everything comes to a screeching halt if you don’t have a thoroughly comfortable  place to sink into. Pick an oversized chair or small sofa that instantly feels good. Be careful of picking a seat that needs some “wearing in”; it just won’t happen.

Shed Some Light

Add the right touches of light to set the mood and add ambiance. Be sure to mix in a task lamp that will provide the light you will need so that you can read, knit or write.

Add a Side

A side table, that is. Rather than juggling a stack of catalogs, a cup of tea and your cell phone, place a nice-sized side table nearby to keep everything at arm’s reach.

Add the Finishing Touches

It can be a challenge to carve out a corner in your home just for yourself, but now that you have, make it yours with a special set of candles, a delicate vase or a figurine.

Define Your Space

You don’t need a ready-built niche to stake your claim. It’s okay to define your nook’s area even though it may be part of a bigger room. An area rug can help set it apart, as can a distinct color palette all its own.

Location. Location. Location.

Of course, a window with a view might be one of the first things you look for as you go in search of your perfect reading nook. If you can’t find a space with a window, try adding a lovely framed mirror nearby to give the illusion of openness.

SHOP THIS ROOM

Shop this room to create your reading nook using these inspirational tips and products. Click on the photos to check out all the beautiful home decor and furniture you could have delivered right to your door!

Dark Bronze Task Lamp

Dark Bronze Task Lamp

Rustic 2-Door Cabinet

Rustic 2-Door Cabinet

Nailhead Recliner

Nailhead Recliner

Bird Figurine

Bird Figurine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upton Side Table

Upton Side Table

Rustic Mirror

Rustic Mirror

 Elisabeth Rug by Mohawk

Elisabeth Rug

Decorative Door Panel

Decorative Door Panel