If you have and extra space in your home, consider designing a reading nook for yourself. The nook can also serve as a perfect space for extended calls with business partners if you work from home or with family and faraway friends. Not only that, the nook can serve as a chilling spot where you can relax as you listen to your favourite music or hide out from your kids when you need some time alone away from the kids.
Whether your taste is sophisticated, funky, fun, or serene, you may consider the following reading nook ideas that may motivate you to design a cosy space from that extra space that you usually overlook.
Enjoy the sun in a curved-out reading
If your house has a bay window, you can place a cushioned window bench and some accessories such as throw pillows to create a fantastic space to gaze out of the window at the countryside and the sunny yard or curl up with a book. You can design the bench to have its storage and some shelves to stow the book until the next time.
Retreat in a charming closet-converted-room
In case you have a closet placed under the staircase that you usually do not utilize, you can create a perfect child-sized space. You may install a bench where you can store your picture books, and the new space can also serve as a fort to take a well-deserved nap away from the chaos of family life.
Hibernate in a massive birdcage haven
If you have a hanging “birdcage” chair that can create enough space for you, you can make use of it and create a space where you can sway gently as you read your favourite book by the window. You may also add some dark blue paint on the walls to create a tranquil atmosphere. Add some accessories such as a throw and fleece or pillow to give your nook some creative and vintage feel.
Chill in a homey cabin
Maybe your room doesn’t have a full daybed, but you can improvise a space to rest your feet. If your log house has a spacious window seat, you may consider space where you stretch out as you turn the pages of your favourite book. You may also designate a space by the fireside to create a charming reading spot where you can chill as you take in the fire.
Need more ideas? Take a look at Tylko’s guide!