10 Cozy And Relaxing Reading Spaces

Reading is an activity that, surprisingly, relaxes the mind and allows us to enter a stage of deep tranquility and calmness. It’s a great way of regrouping your thoughts and allowing your mind to restore its energy after a long day at work or whenever your feel like you’re stressed. Whether you’re a passionate reader or not, every once in a while you feel the need to go somewhere quiet and cozy and to read a few pages from your favorite book or magazine.

An elegant library at the bottom of the stairway featuring tall windows and bookcases

You might do this more often if you had such a cozy and inviting place to go to. The solution for this problem is very simple. All you have to do is organize and create a reading nook or a small space where you can sit comfortably and relax both your body and your mind.

Cozy built-in reading nook in a modern and spacious bedroom

Warm and cozy space in front of the fireplace, perfect for reading and relaxing

Beautiful reading corner in a contemporary living room featuring a large bookcase

Reading nooks are most often small spaces that would normally remain unused, such as the space near the window or in the corner of a room. But it’s not the only option to choose from. Depending on the layout and internal structure of your home you can find the solution that better suits your space and your needs and preferences.

Minimalist home library featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and a tranquil atmosphere

Cozy and private window reading nook with curtains and built=in storage compartments

Traditional staircase landing featuring a reading nook accessible via a ladder


Eclectic home office with a comfortable reading corner and extensive collections displayed along the walls

Chic and inviting attic turned into a cozy reading space with built-in storage

Modern lounge area with a chic reading corner featuring a wall-mounted lamp

Your reading nook can be the space at the bottom of the staircase where you can have a cozy armchair and a few shelves or a bookcase, it can be a built-in space in front of the window, a corner in your bedroom or something as simple as a chair in front of the fireplace or near a large window. There are lots of options to explore before making a decision and we have selected a few beautiful and inspiring examples that we hope you’ll enjoy.

Picture sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.



Published by in Interiors, on November 27th, 2012

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