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Create Your Own Reading Nook

Few things are more beneficial for your health and mental well-being than spending a quiet afternoon curling up with a great book at home. Why not create a cozy area specifically for this purpose? Whether you’re building for kids or adults, these well-lit reading spots will bring peaceful tones to any room–and they’re extremely easy to set up!

Add Comfortable Seating and Lighting

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These are the two fundamental requirements of any quality reading nook. Choose a space with either natural light or a reading-appropriate lamp and a cushioned seat with pillows for additional comfort.

Your reading nook is a great way to turn a small awkward corner in a living room, playroom, or attic into a well-received functional space. If space is exceptionally tight, make use of floor cushions and pillows with a small lamp. For larger corners and spaces, try a bench or rocking chair and a standing map with a small end table.

Play with Your Lighting

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Ideally, your reading nook will be in an area of your home that has a lot of sun streaming in. For this type of reading nook, consider adding a pair of chairs and an end table to a large living room window.

Alternatively, you may opt for a more cave-like lantern-lit reading nook, perfect for your kids’ bedtime stories. Drape a bed canopy or delicate white curtains from your ceiling with a hanging lantern contained within. The resulting soft lighting will make for a perfect late-night reading space.

Consider Reading Outdoors

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The rooms inside your home are not the only option for a reading nook! Think about the green space you underutilize outside. A simple covered bench (with or without a substantial stack of pillows) will make for a practical and charming addition to any garden or patio!

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Published on: April 6, 2015
Written by: Storehouse Salvage

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