10 reading nook ideas for your home

10 reading nook ideas for your home

Whether you’re reading paperbacks or you’ve moved onto Kindle books, a dedicated reading area should be an essential in every home. Here are 10 of my favorite reading nooks as inspired by Pinterest.

1. The Japanese-inspired reading nook

This Japanese-inspired reading nook is simple and warm. This is perfect if you've got a home with beautiful views and sliding glass walls. The perfect reading nook needs good lighting and a comfortable place to sit and these set up has just that. Homes with sliding glass walls are meant to be open and are definitely great for entertaining so the simple reading nook set up is a good choice because you can clear it up for entertaining in no time. 

A reading nook surrounded by walnut walls facing sliding glass wall.

2. The sophisticated reading nook

Tall windows with beautiful floor to ceiling curtains and a modern light fixture provide the perfect lighting for this sophisticated reading nook. Two comfortable armchairs with bright accent pillows make the reading nook inviting; make your coffee or tea just how you like it and settle in for a good read. 

Classic reading nook with diamond patterned arm chairs and bright accent pillows.

3. The cool and modern reading nook

Combine dark and light colors to recreate this cool and modern look. It's a loveseat with built-in side-tables! Kind of. It looks cool and those corners are really convenient for setting down your book or coffee. 

Combine dark and light colors to recreate this cool and modern reading nook.

4. The hibernation reading nook

THIS has got to be my absolute favorite reading nook. It's the perfect combination of lighting and comfort. Large windows with lightweight window treatments and sconce lighting allow you to adjust the lighting as needed and the platform is perfect for laying down or sitting. The pillows might be too much for some people but they look fabulous to me, can you imagine the naps you could take in that spot? It's almost as big as a New York studio!

Pillows of all shapes and sizes fill this reading nook making it the perfect hibernation spot as well.

5. The multifunctional reading nook

If you've got some extra room and want to get a little more use out of your reading nook add a desk. You can either relax on the bench or sit at the desk depending on the urgency of your reading. 

Reading nook perfect for studying and getting work done.

6. The breaking-the-rules reading nook

Who said hammocks are for outdoors only? Bring one inside and settle in for some cozy reading time. Be very conscious of safety when installing the hammock indoors, you don't want to get hurt or ruin your walls. HomeQuicks has some tips on how to install an indoor hammock.

Who said hammocks are for outdoors only? Bring one inside and settle in for some cozy reading time.

7. The big comfy chair reading nook

Like I said, all you really need for the perfect reading nook is good lighting and a comfy place to sit down. I think this chair takes the cake, it's definitely a winner in my book. I'm small enough to curl up and take a nap in that chair but the ottoman is a nice touch as well. 

An oversized chair and ottoman in the corner of a room make for a cozy little reading nook.

8. The lounging reading nook

This might look like a lounge room but I'm counting it as a reading nook because I'd love to read there. If you've got a nice little breakout room that you're unsure of what to do with, try this arrangement. The room looks easy to set up as long as you've got the space for all the pillows and a nice thin mattress.

This might look like a lounge room but I'm counting it as a reading nook, because I'd love to read there.

9. The classic reading nook

The classic reading nook complete with a loveseat, throw pillow, throw blanket, lamp, and side table in front of a bay window. Bay windows don't have to have builtin benches, couches or chairs are fun options that are also easy to change out if you want to repurpose the space. 

The classic reading nook with a loveseat, lamp, and side table in front of a bay window.

10. The hideaway reading nook

This reading nook looks like the perfect little hideaway and has a tropical feel with custom window shutters and lightweight curtains. 

The hideaway reading nook with privacy curtains.

If you don't already have a dedicated reading space in your home, I hope this article helps inspire you to find a small or large space in your home to convert into a reading area. Treat yourself to a space where you can relax and escape into the pages of a good book. 

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