No matter if you’re an avid bookworm or just getting into reading, you need a good place in your home to truly enjoy your books. A cozy reading nook will provide you with all the comfort you require for a truly immersive reading experience that will boost your love of books even more. Here are a few ideas that will help you create a perfect reading nook.
Choose your location
When deciding where to place your reading nook, just know that you have plenty of option. The living room is the obvious choice, but if you live in a busy household pick a corner that’s a bit more secluded than the rest. Your bedroom is also a great location for your reading nook. It’s already cozy and quiet, so use that to your advantage.
Make it comfy
Furniture is probably the most important part of your nook. You want to be completely comfortable while reading, so make sure not to overlook your reading chair. Your safest bet is a model that’s comfortable and shaped to fit your body. Adjustable features are always a good addition as well. Additionally, considering a footstool is also a great idea that will further boost comfort and allow complete relaxation. If you don’t feel like searching for chairs and footstools that match, there are combos out there that come in pair, so you can get down to reading right away! You might want to consider a chair that will stand out with color and style and make your reading nook exciting. This way, you’ll also have a nice focal point in your space!
Set the atmosphere
In order to create a fully relaxing atmosphere, surround your nook with gorgeous scents by grabbing a practical fragrance diffuser to boost relaxation and coziness. Think something very calming yet refreshing like citrus, rose, champagne or berries (you don’t want to fall asleep with your book). These diffusers will provide you with pleasant aromas for 12 months, so you can go through many books surrounded by seductive scents without visiting a store! Scented candles are also a great idea, but just make sure not to leave them unattended around your books.
Light it up
Lighting plays an especially important role in reading nook creation, so if possible in any way, choose a spot near a window. Natural light is the best and most relaxing source of illumination that will minimize eye strain and glare. However, you also need plenty of artificial lighting for cloudy days and evening reading sessions. A stylish floor lamp is both practical and aesthetically pleasing, but you can also opt for warm fairy lights or bistro lights. Warm lighting creates an especially relaxing atmosphere as long as you make it bright enough to see the letters without straining. Depending on your age, you’ll need a bulb that’s anywhere from 40 to 100 Watts (450 to 1,600 Lumens)
Grab some comfort items
Now that you have a great location, comfortable furniture, lighting and relaxing aromas, it’s time to put some finishing touches to your reading nook. Grab a soft blanket to throw over your lap when you get chilly and get some pillows to provide you with support and the required level of comfiness. You can also place a small side table next to your chair for holding unfinished books, glasses, diffusers and snacks. Having a cup of tea or coffee at hand while you read will definitely make the experience more comfortable. A plate of cookies will also come in handy when you get deep into your reading and forget about dinner!
Once you settle in your cozy nook, you’ll go through pages faster than ever and enjoy all the stories you never got a chance to read before. Have fun reading and exploring the wonderful world of literature in your new reading nook!