Life moves fast, and sometimes it is hard to find time to slow down and take time for yourself. By creating a cozy reading nook in your home, your own personal paradise, we guarantee you will be more inclined to take that much needed time to unwind after a long day, and flip through your favorite book.

Find a Quiet Spot

The perfect reading spot can be just about anywhere in your house; a corner in your living room, a window seat in your bedroom, or even an awkward and unused space you have in a hallway. Just about anything will work as long as you can guarantee that it will allow you some peace and quiet.

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Add Some Comfy Seating

The next step in creating the perfect reading nook is to pick a comfy place to sit. Consider options such as couches or chairs, but if you are looking to create a really special spot, look into building some sort of window seat in a room. The more comfortable the spot, the more time you will want to spend there and read.

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Let There Be Light

Lighting is quite an important aspect to consider when you are trying to create a cozy reading nook. Many people favour natural light over artificial light, but once the sun goes down, it is crucial to have some sort of lamp or light to rely on. Most tend to prefer a stand up lamp, but some nooks lack space, and in that case, pendant lighting works best. A spot that has both a large window and another source of artificial light, is the absolute ideal.

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How About Some Pillows and Throws

There is nothing better than curling up with a few comfy pillows and a blanket, especially as the weather is getting colder. Not only can these be used to add comfort, but they can also be used to add a pop of colour to the space.

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Include Some Foliage

Adding some plants or flowers is another way to add some colour to a sometimes dull space. Whether it is a large indoor tree, or a small orchid, any sort of greenery has the ability to add a sense of drama. Click here to see a guide on the easiest indoor plants for your home to give you a few ideas.

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Somewhere to Store Your Books

This is an aspect that balances both functionality and style. Whether you are an avid reader and have hundreds of books to store, or you just like the look of built ins, storage is the final step in creating the perfect reading nook for your home.

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Posted by Connor Cherrie