It’s a well-known fact that
reading helps you relax and get rid of the stress you have accumulated. Lots of people like to read in bed before they go to sleep and this helps them fall asleep faster. Other people prefer to read somewhere in a quiet, cozy and tranquil space that was designed just for that. Most libraries have such spaces but it’s not exactly the cozy place you had in mind when we described it. Home library with a large bookcase and a comfortable reading space near the window
Reading corners are very popular. Lots of people choose to have such a space because they enjoy having a comfortable and cozy space where they can sit, read a good book, maybe even listen to some soothing music and forget about all the problems and all the stress. When creating and designing a reading corner there are several aspects to take into consideration.The following examples should help you figure out which elements you like best and would want to incorporate into your own reading corner’s design.
View in gallery Reading corner for two with a bookcase room divider View in gallery The reading corner can be a small space in the bedroom with nothing but a chair and some books View in gallery It can also be part of the living room if you integrate it into the décor View in gallery This reading corner seems very comfortable and it has sufficient natural light View in gallery You may also have a small sofa in this space, complemented by a footstool View in gallery A very simple and stylish reading corner with a view View in gallery Large windows on two sides and a pair of cozy chairs View in gallery Another great option is a reading nook with built-in storage for the books View in gallery An elegant reading corner with a bookcase on one side and a comfy chair on the other View in gallery A small reading corner with an adjustable floor lamp that matches the armchair View in gallery Relaxing reading nook for two with wall-mounted lamps View in gallery A reading corner needs to be inviting and to have soothing light View in gallery A vintage touch would make the reading corner look particularly attractive View in gallery If possible, choose the space next to the windows for your reading area View in gallery You can also have an outdoor reading area, on the balcony or terrace View in gallery The reading lamp needs to be flexible and adjustable so choose it carefully View in gallery A simple reading nook with a large window and a clever storage space for books View in gallery Shelves are very practical for storing books so don’t hesitate to use them View in gallery You can also use the window niche to store some of your favorite books View in gallery Decorate your reading corner with artwork but try to keep it simple View in gallery It’s easier to design the reading corner when you also have a bookcase View in gallery A more casual reading corner where the books sit on the floor View in gallery Be creative and use old books or magazines to make a side table View in gallery The chair is very important to make sure it’s comfortable View in gallery Always try to add cozy cushions or throw pillows to your reading corner View in gallery You can use a ladder-style storage unit for the books View in gallery Find a space that you don’t use and turn it into a reading corner View in gallery An arched window would make a beautiful background for a reading nook View in gallery Make sure you have plenty of space for storing your books View in gallery Here, the exposed brick wall looks wonderful and adds charm to the space View in gallery A beautiful painting or piece of artwork can make your reading corner look extra chic View in gallery You can dedicate a part of your living room to reading View in gallery The window niche makes a wonderful space for reading and relaxation View in gallery An oversized floor lamp looks beautiful in a contemporary home View in gallery If possible, try to also incorporate the fireplace into your reading area’s design View in gallery You can either opt for a floor lamp or a table lamp, depending on the décor View in gallery The light has to be subtle but strong enough to allow comfortable reading View in gallery Use the window and the views in your favor and highlight them View in gallery In an open plan you can have a room divider or a wall that offers privacy while you’re reading View in gallery Don’t complicate the décor and include only the thing you really need View in gallery The attic or a hidden space on a higher level is a perfect place for reading View in gallery You can create a niche above the door or in a corner View in gallery Use shelves or storage boxes to keep the area organized View in gallery Decorate the walls to make the space look less cold View in gallery A cabinet or desk can also be a helpful addition to the reading corner View in gallery To save space, create a built-in bookcase near your reading corner View in gallery Add a touch of color to this space to make it more dynamic View in gallery You can also use the balcony and enjoy the view while reading View in gallery Be clever and improvise: a cozy pillow and a blanket is all you need
For example, light is very important. Natural light is the best to if you can place this space near a window it would be perfect. The light needs to be strong so that you don’t have to put too much effort into reading and so that your eyes can rest but it also has to be delicate and pleasant. As for the furniture involved and the style or the décor, it all depends on each person’s preferences and needs.