Creating a cozy reading nook is a great way to utilize extra space and create charm in your home at the same time. Whether large or small, a reading nook is a place to escape the stress of every day life and do a little extra dreaming. Just before selling our previous home, we converted an underused coat closet into a beautiful and useable book nook. It became one of our family’s favorite features of the home, but we didn’t get to use it for long. Since we enjoyed it so much I am looking for ways to incorporate a book nook or reading area into our current home. Here are 10 cozy reading nook ideas I am using for inspiration.
There are a few great options for creating a reading nook. Some people like to choose a space under the stairs to convert, and others like to choose a window seat that gets tons of natural light. Even a closet can be converted into a book nook. Make sure that your planned area will blend well with the aesthetic of your home.
Shelving and Storage
A reading nook needs lots of books, so storage shelves and built-ins are the way to go. You can also keep plenty of attractive baskets and crates for book storage around the reading nook.
Seating for a book nook can be a simple platform box with a DIY foam seat upholstered in the fabric of your choice. Be sure to use lots of pillows and cushions and even a cozy blanket or throw. Create comfortable seating area that allows you to relax and to get lost in the pages of a book.
Even an oversized bean bag https://www.fombag.com/6_Foot_Fombag_Giant_Bean_Bag.html placed in cornernext to a book shelf can create a cozy reading area. This idea is perfect for a child or teen room that may not have a place to build a window seat nook.
S0urce: Jeanne Oliver
If you choose a window seat, you’ll get plenty of natural light in the day, but you’ll still need to add some over head lamps like these that can shine over your exact seat. If your nook is under the stairs or away from a window, you’ll want plenty of light to keep your eyes from straining too much.
I hope you have enjoyed these 10 cozy reading nook ideas. Reading is a great way to relax, but a reading nook, book nook or reading corner is also a way to add a little comfort and charm to your home. I have decided to design a reading nook for my teenage son by converting an unused space in a portion of the closet in his bedroom. Of course I will be sharing the before and after here on the blog. Check back soon!
Until then, happy reading!
I could curl right up in any of these wonderful reading nooks, Amber! Thank you for sharing!February 22, 2018 at 3:13 pm
I love these reading nooks. I often seek where we could put one in our home, but so I would be able to look out the window. Thanks for saringMarch 2, 2018 at 3:47 am
I really love the window seats too. Thanks for stopping by today!March 6, 2018 at 4:18 am
Love these reading nook ideas. Found you on Bloggers Pit Stop Link Party.March 2, 2018 at 4:31 am
Thanks Candy, I am glad you enjoyed the post. I hope you will stop by again soon!March 6, 2018 at 4:17 am
I love all these cozy nooks, it would be hard to just pick one. And with lots of cushions, what’s not to love about such a space. Thanks for showing us, Amber 🙂March 2, 2018 at 11:28 am
You are welcome Nicole! I am so glad you visited today. Come back again soon!March 6, 2018 at 4:16 am
I would LOVE to cozy with a book and a cup of tea in any of these areas! Thanks for the inspiration! -From Bloggers PitstopMarch 2, 2018 at 4:43 pm
Hi Denise! I am so glad you enjoyed the post. Thanks for stopping by today!March 6, 2018 at 4:15 am
What lovely book nooks, I would love any of the above that you have shared. Don’t they look comfortable and inviting, bring my book please.March 3, 2018 at 11:46 am
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I love ones with the windows, but I would probably get distracted from my books. Either way, they are perfect spots for dreaming. Thanks for visiting again!March 6, 2018 at 4:14 am
I think I prefer the window seat nooks, but I wouldn’t turn down one of these! So comfy and inviting!March 4, 2018 at 9:58 am
I love the window seats too Cathy! Thanks for stopping by today!March 6, 2018 at 4:13 am
Beautiful Nook ideas, thanks for sharing at the Pit stop! 🙂March 4, 2018 at 8:31 pm
Amber, you have made everyone feel comfortable here. The Blogger’s Pit Stop will love to feature this post next linkup. Congratulations.
KathleenMarch 5, 2018 at 10:38 am
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Thanks so much Kathleen! I can’t wait to come back over and link up again. Have a great week!March 6, 2018 at 4:09 am
If we ever move again a reading nook is high on my list. Love these. Thanks for sharing this at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & sharingMarch 7, 2018 at 2:27 am
Oooooh, these are a delight! I just want to curl up with my latest read (“The Girl Before” by J.P. Delaney) and get cozy.March 9, 2018 at 3:31 pm
Dropped by from #BloggersPitStop and very glad I did. 🙂
Hope this weekend treats you kindly. 🙂
Thank you Donna! I am wracking my brain trying to figure out where to put a nook here in our home! Thanks for hosting!March 23, 2018 at 1:38 am
I love the reading nooks. We had one in our home 11 years ago. the idea of a cozy nook at the end of a sun beam is so wonderful xoMarch 15, 2018 at 4:24 pm