7 Inspirational Reading Nooks

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Is there anything cozier than a reading nook? It screams, “Grab a blanket and snuggle up with a good book.” It’s a dream of mine to someday have enough space and light where that is an option. Sadly, that time is not now, but reading nooks do not have to be a luxury item. Here are some tips on how to create an inspiring reading nook right here, right now!

Inspirational Reading Nooks

Images: (1) Flickr,  (2) The Style Files,  (3) Apartment Therapy, (4) woo home

  1. If you don’t have the funds to go big, try a DIY approach with boxes or crates like this one. Top it off with some colorful cushions and accent blankets and you’ve got an inspiring place!
  2. This reading nook is built in—not always an option—but it is topped off with colorful and interesting textiles which create a more welcoming effect.
  3. And if you don’t have the space inside, take your reading nook outdoors! Put up a line of rope from tree to tree and drape it with a sheet. Add in blankets and pillows and you’re set!
  4. No, we all can’t have a room with this view, but we can learn that a simple pad on the ground is cozy!

Inspirational Reading Nooks

Image: Apartment Therapy

  1. This reading-nook-on-a-budget is a corner with loads of natural light. The floor lamp is an additional source of light. It’s made cozy with an oversized pillow and potted plants.
  2. Inspirational Reading Nooks

    Image: One Claire Day

    1. This children’s boho reading nook is complete with darling floor cushions and loads of colorful throw pillows.
    2. (top image) This ideal reading nook is right next to a window and contains a sconce on the opposite wall, ensuring that the lighting is more than adequate.

    What’s your favorite reading nook idea?

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Brittany Watson Jepsen is an American designer and crafter who just returned to America after 2 1/2 years in wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark. Her motto is "a creative mess is better than tidy idleness" and she lives each day accordingly. During graduate school for interior design she spent one summer working for designers Jonathan Adler and Celerie Kemble and another summer studying textile design at the Danish Design School. She created her blog, The House That Lars Built, as a way to keep her designing and crafting. She currently runs her blog and her etsy shop, where she sells her home accessories and paper flowers.