Who doesn’t love curling up with a good book on a long winter’s eve? Creating the perfect little reading nook, that’s tucked away and completely relaxing is a fun DIY home project. A beautiful reading nook is a reflection of your personal style. You’re already found a peaceful, quiet spot in your home, that’s entirely your own, and is perfect for repurposing. Now you’re ready for these three inspiring tips to craft a cozy nook so you can dive into a paperback for a few moments of well-deserved tranquillity.
Sink into Seating
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Some days all you need is to sink into a comfy chair and grab your favorite book, so you’re going to need someplace to sit in your new alcove. How about a built-in daybed covered in Home Goods gingham sheet and pillows from Pottery Barn? Try a timeless armchair that’s design fits your style perfectly, and it’s cozy enough to cuddle up in. Add a little bookcase or storage to your reading corner, and somewhere to set your mug, and place your candle.
An overstuffed leather club chair will up the hospitality level of your reading nook, while family pictures on the wall add a personal touch. Flip through a few pages of your book or magazine on a chaise lounge with a cozy slipcover. These timeless pieces will serve you well for years to come and round out the seating options for this special room.
Stay Toasty Warm
Cozy up your reading nook as much as possible with a cuddly throw blanket. Drape an antique cotton quilt or a faux sheepskin over your chair or chaise, for added warmth to your reading nook and a delightful place to rest. Surround yourself with calming blue and white accent pillows, that are not only super comfy; they add a bit of relaxing color to help set the mood. Stay comfortable year-round with all-important home climate control. This autumn, don’t forget to give your HVAC system a little professional TLC so that you can rely on its ambient coziness in your nook, and all throughout your home.
Every comfortable reading space needs a variety of lighting options that blend form and functionality. If your room has a view, throw open the curtains and shades to let all sorts of sunlight pour into your reading corner, or reinvent a snug spot with a must-have lamp. Lamps are the precise way to bring your personal flair, like a stylish mid-century metal floor lamp that adds focused, task lighting to your reading niche. While track lighting is the perfect way to deliver overhead illumination and save on floor space. Light a fragrant candle for tons of ambiance on those cozy nights, snuggled up in your nook.
For book lovers, immerse yourselves in a world of fantasy or unwind and rejuvenate as you catch up on the latest trends and news. Go ahead and create a sweet spot for reading and relaxing in your own home with these three tips to create a cozy nook.