Creating the Perfect Reading Nook
A new year often means a new reading list. The issue is that sitting down with a good book isn’t always comfortable. For many, the most comfortable place in the house also comes with many distractions. Reading on the sofa means the TV is close by or your partner or kids are making noise. A reading nook is necessary if you’re going to get into a good book this year.
Luckily, creating the perfect reading nook is easy with these helpful hints.
Pick the perfect spot.
A reading nook could be anywhere! Some people have the perfect little alcove off a hallway that can’t be used for anything else but makes the ideal cozy reading corner. For open concept homes, we suggest placing your reading nook in an office or bedroom so you can have some peace and quiet while reading. Make sure your reading nook is a cozy space out of the way where noise and distraction will not be an issue when you decide to curl up with a good book.
Soothing colours are a must!
Creating a cozy and relaxing space is essential for a successful reading nook. Soothing and natural colours are a great way to make this a calming environment and reduce distraction. And to , the colour trends of 2022 are learning towards nature-inspired colours as well.
Make it inviting with art and decor.
What makes a reading nook cozy will depend on your style. For some people, numerous decorative pieces and art create the feeling of a cozy and well-lived cabin. For others, simple is better. No matter your interior design style, make sure there are a few decorative pieces, plants, and art in your reading nook to make it inviting.
All books need a home.
What is a reading nook without a bookshelf? Find a stylish bookshelf for storing all those books you plan to devour this year. Make sure you find something functional AND aesthetically beautiful. Reading nooks are often in small cozy corners, limiting storage space. A bookshelf can be part of the decor and a practical aspect of any reading nook.
Comfortable fabric is the key to a great reading nook.
When you’re reading, you’re not moving your body and can get quite chilly. Be sure to have some cozy and warm fabric in your reading nook. How many blankets and pillows is too many blankets and pillows?
The right chair will make or break a cozy reading nook.
Ultimately, a reading nook depends on the space where you’ll curl up and spend an hour with your book. If you’re sitting on an uncomfortable chair, you’re never going to get any reading done, and your cozy corner is going to feel more like a torture chamber. Be sure to get a quality chair or settee for maximum comfort. The comfier the chair, the easier it will be to float away into the world of imagination.
If you’re hoping to get some reading done this year but need to create the perfect space, our team of interior designers can help. We can help you decide where to decorate and the furnishings and decor you need to design the ideal reading oasis in your home. Get in touch today or come into our showroom on Yates street in downtown Victoria to get some ideas.