Guess what’s blowing up on Pinterest and Instagram? People are posting pics of their cozy reading nooks. It may seem a little extravagant to have a whole space in your home dedicated to reading, however, for the truly devoted reader and librophile, creating a reading nook in your own home is a great investment.
You’re going to spend untold hours with your books anyway, so why not set up an ideal Instagram-worthy reading nook? Here are our 7 tips to help you get on your way to setting up a reading nook of your own!
1. Lighting Is Everything
You must have enough light to read in your nook and natural light is by far the best. For the evenings and dark rainy days, make sure you have a stylish and trustworthy lamp nearby. Filling a reading nook with candles is romantic, but let’s be honest, it’s not fun squinting in the dark!
2. Hang Curtains
To get some privacy or separation for you and your books, try installing some rods and hanging up beautiful curtains in your home. The fabric helps give the reading nook a cozy vibe and it kind of feels like you’re a kid again making a blanket fort!
3. Fill A Corner
Just take any old corner of a room and fill it with shelves, a cushy chair, and a place to put your tea cup. We love the nearby shelves in this particular reading nook; makes it easy to reach for the next read! Surrounding yourself with books somehow feels homey, too.
4. Go Crazy With Pillows
You don’t even need to buy more furniture to build yourself a reading nook. We love to go crazy with pillows and make a soft and cozy space to curl up with a book! Use a mix of colors and textures to give your nook depth and visual interest.
5. Multipurpose Your Nook
You can convince others that a reading nook is necessary if you incorporate some storage! Convert a closet or shelving area and make up for lost space by building in storage solutions. Even a bench with storage under the seat can be helpful!
6. Incorporate Minimalism
This minimalist nook takes up a small amount of space and incorporates a side table made of a stack of books. Doesn’t get any more simple than this! We love the incredible hanging seat. It might require some pro-installation but looks totally worth it.
7. Build Wrap Around Shelves
Create your own little library by using custom shelves in your nook. Building them in an arc creates a natural space for a seat. Shelves can be used to show off your favorite books and decor items to make your reading nook uniquely yours.
How will you create your reading nook? Let us know in the comments!
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