5 Top Tips for Creating the Most Incredible Home Reading Space

July 4, 2019

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While the bed is a great place to sit and read a book, many people will end up falling asleep as they read in their room. If you’d like a dedicated reading nook so you can read whenever you want and not have to worry about falling asleep as you read, check out the tips here. They’ll help you create a space you’re going to love using every time you want to read.

Pick Out the Right Seating

The right seating is crucial for a reading nook. The right chair will be comfortable, easy to get in and out of, and the right size for the space. Plenty of chairs are available today, but a cost-effective and comfortable option would be a bean bag. The corduroy bean bag chairs can be tucked into small spaces to create a great reading nook and are incredibly comfortable.

Add Things to Make the Space Comfy

The extras are what can take a space with a bean bag to a reading nook that’s enjoyable, and that looks great. Consider a side table so it’s easy to place the book down and so there’s somewhere to put a beverage or a snack. Also, grab a few pillows for the space and keep a blanket nearby, so it’s easy to curl up and relax with a good book. Choose a thick but small throw to fit in the space easily but provide warmth when needed.

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Include Extra Storage

A reading nook can be anywhere in the home, but it may be necessary to include a little extra storage. A small container or shelf is perfect for keeping a few books on hand or for storing blankets and pillows when they’re not in use. If there’s space available, consider adding a bookcase so as many books as possible can be stored in the area. A bookcase makes it easy to keep more books close to the reading nook, so there’s always something new to read and can make a small space feel more like a personal library.

Bring in Colour

Add in a little bit of colour to make the space look unique and enjoyable. A small potted plant, fake or alive, can add to the ambience and bring in some colour to the space. Choose pillows or blankets with a pop of colour or add in another décor on the shelving to help give it more colour. Adding in small amounts of colour makes the space feel more inviting and can help differentiate it from the rest of the home, so it’s the perfect place to read a book and get away from a busy household for a little bit.

Add Lighting

The right lighting is important for a reading nook. If possible, choose a location that’s close to a window for natural light. For times when there isn’t enough natural light or if the reading nook isn’t close to the window, add a unique floor lamp, table lamp, or other added lighting. This helps reduce eye strain and can help make the area far more comfortable.

The perfect reading nook is possible, no matter how large the home is or how much space is available to use. If you’re looking to create a comfy space you can use when you want to relax and read a good book, use the tips here to start creating your reading nook now. 

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