Reading Nooks

Reading nooks are special spaces where you can escape to get lost in a fantastic book. One of my favorite pastimes is reading. Once I find a good book, I can’t put it down. I have a few different places in my home where I like to read. They each have comfy seating and great lighting. Some houses come with areas that are tailor-made for a bench with a slew of pillows on it. But if yours doesn’t have such a spot, you can make your own. All you need is a little inspiration. I’ve found 10 fabulous reading nooks to help you with that.

Reading Nooks

1. In this room, a recessed area covered in beadboard and an eclectic mix of pillows makes a cozy spot for reading.

Reading Nooks: A recessed area covered in beadboard and an eclectic mix of pillows makes a cozy spot for reading.

Pinterest

2. Flanked by curtains, this reading nook offers a fabulous waterview. You can draw the curtains for complete privacy.

Reading Nooks: Flanked by curtains, this reading nook offers a fabulous waterview.

Pottery Barn

3. The Apprentice Expert turned an awkward corner space on the porch into a comfortable spot to read a book by installing a built-in daybed. You can find their tutorial here.

Reading Nooks: A porch corner has been transformed into a comfortable spot to read a book.

The Apprentice Expert

4. A regular closet has been transformed into a fabulous reading spot complete with storage and lighting. The board-and-batten adds to the coziness. Curtains frame the area and can be closed for privacy.

Reading Nooks: A regular closet has been transformed into a fabulous reading spot complete with storage and lighting.

Apartment Therapy

5. Simple bookshelves, fun curtains for privacy and a comfy pillow are all this reading corner needs to make it special. These Moments of Mine came up with such a clever idea for using the often wasted space created by dormer windows.

Reading Nooks: Simple bookshelves, fun curtains for privacy and a comfy pillow are all this reading corner needs to make it special.

These Moments of Mine

6. Make a fun reading area for your kids by putting together a really cool tent. The Lawrence Girls show you how easy it is to build one.

Reading Nooks: Make your own private reading corner by putting together a fun tent.

Lawrence Girls

7.  You can create the perfect reading spot out of stock cabinet pieces and shelving units.

Reading Nooks: Create the perfect reading spot out of stock cabinet pieces and shelving units.

The Dormy House

8. The unused space beneath the stairs is the ideal spot to create a cozy reading area.

Reading Nooks: The unused space beneath the stairs is the ideal spot to create a cozy reading area.

My Home Ideas

9. What better spot to read a book than one with an amazing view.

Reading Nooks: What better spot to read a book than one with a amazing view.

The Bottom of the Ironing Basket

10. These jewel tone colors and elegant fabrics create a sophisticated spot to relax and read.

Reading Nooks: These jewel tone colors and elegant fabrics create a sophisticated spot to relax and read.

Inspiration Lane

Do you have a special spot you like to read? Which one of these reading nooks inspires you the most?

Peggy

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About Peggy Pardo

Interior decorator, professional organizer, DIYer, blog writer, author of The Moving Handbook
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4 Responses to Reading Nooks

  1. melanie says:

    Such lovely places to get lost in a good book!! The second is one of my favorites. Love the idea of curtains, maybe I could close them and no one would know where I am? Then I could read longer!!!

  2. Doreen says:

    I’m with Melanie! I guess most of us are partial to water views ;) . The first one is a close second though.

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