Thursday, 12 May 2022

How to Setup the Perfect Reading Nook For Your Home

How does this sound? You are sitting in a comfortable chair with a glass of wine, reading a new book. It is late at night, the house is quiet and the fireplace is going. The aroma of the sweet mulled cider
you just made is wafting through the house, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Sound heavenly?

Truth be told, the above scenario is already considered a luxury by most, mainly because we all seem to lead busy lives. Finding time to read or relax is becoming increasingly difficult but not impossible. One way to do that is to set up a reading nook in your home intentionally. Here are some simple, actionable steps to go about it!

Pick The Most Peaceful Part of Your Home

If you have more than one room that could work, pick one that is most likely to be quiet and peaceful when you want to read. This may not be where you usually hang out on weekends; it may be the guest room or even a spare bedroom if no one else will use it.

Ideally, the reading nook should be as far from the living room as possible so that the television will not constantly distract you.

Furthermore, pick a spot that gets the most natural light throughout the day, so you can read without constantly needing a lamp.

Choose Comfortable Furniture

The next step is to choose furniture that supports good posture and encourages relaxation. You can't curl up with a good book in an uncomfortable chair! Look for chairs that are big enough for you to sit back in without slouching but don't take up too much space, so they don't look out of place in your living room (or wherever).

Consider a Geometric Bookcase

A bookcase is somewhat the cornerstone for your reading nook because having one indicates you're serious in your commitment to reading. The good news is that you don't have to resort to the standard boring bookshelves you're accustomed to.

A geometric bookcase is the new, stylish way to store your books, magazines, and other decorative effects! These cases come in different types, and you can choose one that best matches your interior design. Choose the unorthodox, asymmetrical geometric bookcases if your personality is on the bold side and you have no problem defying conventions. If you have limited floor space, you can opt for wall-mounted ones. You can also always go for the tried and true cube design.

Admittedly, there aren't too many places out there where you can find an extensive selection of geometric bookcases, but retail sites like Interiorbeat do feature a dedicated section for them where you can browse and pick the one for you.

Add Some Whimsical Touches

Most components indeed have to follow the function over style rule, but that doesn't mean you have to abandon style altogether. Aesthetic details, especially if looking at them creates a great, relaxing mood, are worth some serious consideration.

Reading nooks are all about escaping into another world, so add some whimsical touches like fairy lights strung across the ceiling or glow-in-the-dark stars on the walls to make it feel more magical than everyday life in the house. You can opt for a bar cart, a vintage record player, or cool art pieces. You can have fun with this!

Wrapping it Up

Your reading nook should be a place that you enjoy coming to, and that inspires you. It should be something you can escape to, a place where your imagination can run wild, a place that feels like home. Hopefully, the tips we've shared here will help you create your personal paradise in your own home.

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