Hi Loves! I hope everyone is having a great week! I am so excited about today’s blog. I absolutely love a great reading nook. I think it is a super easy and relatively inexpensive way to bring coziness and glam to any room. A lot of parents have a hard time finding balance and relaxation with the ongoing lists of things to do and crazy schedules. Creating the perfect reading nook provides a comfortable and quiet place to retreat to and curl up with a good book. It is also a quick way to give any room a face lift and create a focal point.
Find a great space. The great thing about a reading nook is that is doesn’t require a lot of space. Whether you live in an apartment in the city or a house in the suburbs, there is absolutely a dead corner in your space that can be transformed into a little retreat. You may find it necessary to rearrange some furniture, but it is worth it. Try to arrange it so you have a nice corner in a location that is as quiet as possible.
A statement chair. This is an opportunity to invest in what I like to call a WOW piece. Make sure to go bold! There are many ways to make a statement. If you aren’t comfortable with a patterned chair, try to find one with a great shape or color. I would suggest that if your room already has a lot of pattern or color, go with a more neutral or tailored look. Of course, if your room is more neutral, have fun with a great pattern or bold color. Make sure to reference that color in other accent pieces in the room like throw pillows, flowers, vases, or candles.
A fun side table. You want to have a spot to put your book down or enjoy a cup of coffee. When deciding on a table, make sure to take into consideration the size of your chair. If you have a small chair, you want to make sure to pair it with a small table. I love the idea of doing a custom upholstered side table. This one from Homedecorators.com (#3 from collage) is $259 and comes in a variety of fabrics to choose from.
Great lighting and a place to put your feet. Although not necessary, a great floor lamp and a pouf to rest your feet is a unique way to finish off the look and create a cozy space.
Find a great book. Among my father’s many talents, he is an amazing author! If you love a good thriller, you should absolutely try his new book Error in Diagnosis! I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Although today we focused on an adult reading nook, this is a great option for your child’s room as well. You don’t need a large space to create something special for your toddler. Children love to have a space to call their own. It will not only promote reading but give them a space to create and grow. Hope this helps with your journey! See you next Wednesday.