There are many ways you can make your home a more comfortable and cozier place to be, but one that will always work well no matter what kind of aesthetic you have or what your design ideas might be is to have a reading nook. This is a place where you can truly unwind and de-stress, and it’s a worthwhile addition to any home. With this in mind, here are some simple tips for creating a cozy reading nook that you’ll love to use.
Find The Right Spot
The first thing you’ll need to do when you’re creating a cozy reading nook is to find the perfect place for it. If you get this wrong, it won’t matter what else you do; you’ll never be truly comfortable. Get it right, however, and your reading nook will be cozy even if you don’t add all the elements included in this post.
When you’re looking for the right place for your reading nook, you’ll need to search for an area that’s quiet and that ideally has plenty of natural light. It should be somewhere away from other distractions, like the TV, busy areas of the house (such as the kitchen), and other people. Try to find a place that has a lovely view as well, as this will make it more relaxing.
Add Comfortable Seating
One of the most important elements of creating a cozy reading nook is to have comfortable seating. It won’t matter how lovely everything else is if you can’t find a good position to sit (or lie down) to read your book.
If you’re able to create a window seat, it’s a good idea to try this, as it’s going to make the most use of the space you have, and you’ll need a lot of cushions to make it work. However, if this isn’t possible, another excellent idea is to include a red bean bag chair to help you get into the right position for reading.
Think About Lighting
The right lighting can create the ideal ambience in a reading nook and make it as cozy as possible. Natural lighting is wonderful during the day, especially if there’s a good view to enjoy, but you’ll need additional lighting in place for darker days and especially for evening reading.
A floor lamp beside your chair can add a soft, warm glow to the space and make it extremely cozy. Another fun idea would be to hang strings of lights around any furniture you have or perhaps on the walls.
Include Book Storage
If you really want to make a good reading nook, you should make sure you include plenty of storage for the books themselves. A bookshelf, bookcase, or even a small table where you can pile up the book you’re reading and a few to be read would be ideal.
If you have the space, decorative baskets can add a cozy element to your nook and be a great way to keep your books tidy at the same time. No matter what you choose, the books should be within easy reach of your seating, so you don’t even have to get up once you’ve finished one book and need to move onto the next.