A good book will take you on trips all around the world, into fantasy lands, and in the lives of the characters. True book lovers will all agree that there’s nothing better than curling up with a great book.
To a bookworm, anywhere can become a place to zone out and flip through the pages. But a dedicated reading nook in your home can become your new best friend. Snuggling up into a cozy reading nook is the perfect way to get yourself lost in a book—maybe with a cup of tea or a glass of your favorite wine, if that’s your thing.
Once you’ve found the perfect spot to set up your reading nook, you might wonder what you can do to make it your perfect reading place. Here are seven tips for creating the coziest reading nook in your home:
1. Make Sure It Has Good Lighting
Good lighting makes all the difference when reading a book. While you’re creating your reading nook, make sure that it gets good light. Set up in a spot that receives lots of sunlight during the day. Natural light works wonders, but you might want to get yourself an excellent lamp for those nights when you want to snuggle up and read.
2. Add A Bedside Table
They can do more than just sit next to your bed. Bedside tables can be a great addition to your reading place.
It’s useful to have a bedside table next to your favorite poof or reading chair. You can use a bedside table to prop up a lamp or use them as a spot to rest your current book when you’re not reading it. Keeping your book on the bedside table in your reading nook, instead of tucking it away on the bookshelf, is a good reminder to pick it up whenever you can.
3. Have Something Comfy To Sit On
The chair is important, so choose wisely! You deserve to rest on something comfy when you’re indulging in a book. Books take you on long journeys and adventures.
You should experience these adventures from a nice, cozy seat. If you feel that a chair isn’t the right reading partner for you, you can always replace it with a small bed or poofy couch and make your reading nook another great place to take a relaxing nap. The point of the nook is to give yourself a space to unwind, so make sure you’re comfortable.
4. Consider The Floor Texture
Sometimes, you need to ditch the seat altogether and relax on the floor. Even if you can’t see yourself finding the ground relaxing, floor texture will make a big difference in the overall feel of your space.
Laying down a rug is an excellent way to bring a warm look and feel to your reading spot. You can even match them up with your favorite colors. For those who want the look of their nook to be easily changeable, rugs are something that you can rotate seasonally or whenever you feel to.
5. Add Pillows
What brings more comfort to a wind-down area than some soft pillows? Some lightweight warm blankets and comfy pillows will make your reading nook a new go-to place to rest after a long day at work.
When you’re done reading (not that any reader is ever done reading), you’re able to put your feet up and call it a night. Additionally, you can use pillows and blankets to enhance the aesthetics of your nook. Match the color with that rug you’re planning to lay down.
6. Add Décor
Paintings, pictures, ornaments, quotes, greenery, or anything else you like keeping around. A few decorations are always lovely.
Placing things you like into your reading nook can instantly make it a place that you feel comfortable in. Adding some plants will literally bring life to your little reading corner. You can also look forward to the experience of raising a plant from a seedling to a blossom. Maybe having plants doesn’t appeal to you? In that case, a painting or two might be all you need to make the space feel complete. Remember, decorations add personality.
7. Make It A Space For Two
Finding a partner who enjoys reading as much as you do is one of the greatest joys any bookworm can find in life. If you and your significant other both regularly find yourselves lost in a book, a joint reading nook may be something to consider.
Whether you both enjoy different genres or are reading through a list of best sellers, having a reading space for two is a beautiful way to do something you love together. Being with your partner can add that extra bit of amazing coziness.
If you love books and don’t already have a place to snuggle and read, it’s time to make one. If you have a reading space but are looking to spice it up, you’ve hopefully got some newfound inspiration. Use these tips to help you create a cozy reading nook inside your own home.