Do you love to read?! Creating a cozy reading nook in your home can be easy and fun! Having a comfortable place to read can really help you relax and unwind as you get lost in a magical story or absorbed in a fascinating biography. This can also be a great spot to encourage any young readers you may have in your family. Here are some things to consider:
You can create a comfortable reading area in just about any area of your home. Corners in large rooms or in a bedroom, for example, make great reading spots. You may want to consider the noise and traffic level as the busiest place in your home may not be the best spot. The lighting is another factor to consider when choosing a spot. Natural lighting is ideal but this is not always possible. With the limited daylight hours in our long Idaho winters you may not find an opportunity to read with natural light. It is always a good idea to have another light source whether that is overhead lighting or a lamp from a side table as shown.
This is perhaps the most fun and important element in your reading nook. You want to choose a chair that is a comfortable size for you. Larger, over-stuffed accent chairs can be great here. You also want to be deliberate in your choice of material. The fabric of the chair shown above is very comfortable against your skin. While leather chairs have many appealing aspects to them, you may not prefer that as much when you want to curl up in with a good book.
Ottoman, throw pillow, and blanket
An ottoman, throw pillow, and blanket all work together to help you be most comfortable in your space. These are easy details to add and can also be a fun way to add accent or color to the space.
A side-table is the perfect place for additional lighting and for a glass or mug of your favorite beverage.
There are other extra details that you may want to include such as a clock, bookshelf, and an area rug that will finish off your reading nook.
With these ideas you will be able to make a cozy place in your home that will invite anyone to curl up with a good book! Come see us if there is anything we can do to help you create this in your home!