The Perfect Reading Nook

Creating a comfortable and cozy corner in the home has become an important and popular choice for homeowners. Today we wanted to share what makes a perfect reading nook stand out from the rest so you can create a quiet oasis in your own home! If you have a love for reading and taking some quiet time for yourself, then this Shop the Look feature is for you! Let’s explore how you can create the perfect reading nook for your home!

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How to Recognize a Reading Nook

Typically, a reading nook is either a quiet corner of the home or a small dedicated room for quiet reflection and other activities like reading. Within this area, you will often find comfortable seating, an array of bookshelves or shelving, books, and cozy textiles. Good lighting is also an important factor that plays into the overall design.

Fun Facts:

A reading nook has often been described as “mini-worlds created within your bookshelf” and that couldn’t be more true! As our lives become busier and busier we need to find little pockets of stillness and quiet time to recharge. Whether you’re into crime thriller books or those to help develop a positive mindset, creating a little corner of your home dedicated to reading and other quiet activities like meditation, increases its effectiveness.

Creating a reading nook is possible in any home. All you need is a quiet and secluded corner of your home. This could be an area of “dead space” that hardly gets used or even by transforming a large window into a window seat specifically for reading. If you can find an area that has lots of natural light – even better!

Style Clues

This style often includes:

  • Comfortable and deep seating
  • Soft and cozy textiles to add more comfort  
  • Good natural lighting and focused task lighting
  • Organised bookshelves

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Stripe Accent Chair

We love the classic shape and design of this stripe accent chair. Add comfort and timelessness to your reading nook!

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5-Shelf Bookcase

Add a classic white bookcase to a corner of your home to create a quiet reading nook full of your favorite books.

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Tripod Floor Lamp

No reading nook is complete without a good source of lighting! This tripod style floor lamp is a beautiful addition to quiet corners of the home.

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Faux Fur Throw Blanket

Comfort is a hugely important factor when creating a reading nook so this faux fur blanket is perfect for wrapping up in to read a good book!

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5-Shelf Industrial Bookcase

If your style of interior leans towards industrial accents then this bookcase is for you! Perfect for displaying your most loved books and accessories.

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Grey Accent Armchair

This grey armchair is perfect for creating a reading nook in any home. The soft and smooth upholstery makes it a great addition to any home.

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Modern Arc Floor Lamp

This modern arc floor lamp helps direct light over a comfortable accent chair as part of the perfect reading nook!

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Fleece Blanket

Another great option for adding warmth and comfort to your reading nook is a fleece blanket – available in many other colors too.

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