Simple Design Ideas For Cozy Reading Nooks

Room corners are perfect for creating cozy reading nooks. In fact, this is a pretty awesome feature you can add to any space if you want it to look and feel inviting and comfortable. A reading nook will add character to a living room, home office or bedroom. Moreover, work spaces can also greatly benefit from such a feature space. The best part about a reading nook is that it doesn’t require a lot of floor space or a lot of furniture and accessories. A comfortable chair and a side table are usually enough. These essentials can be customized in lots of stylish ways, according to the desires and possibilities.

Place the reading chair closer to a storage sideboardView in gallery

There’s no need to invest in new furniture if you want to add a reading nook to your living room or bedroom. Any old armchair would do. If you think it doesn’t look good enough you can give it a quick makeover or maybe cover it with a cozy throw blanket. In fact, you can do both and that will completely change the look.

Yellow armchair for sideboardView in gallery

The side table is not a must-have if there are other furniture pieces in the vicinity which can perform the same role. For example, a console table or a dresser can work. You can use one of the corners for book storage or as a surface on which to rest a glass of water or a table lamp.

Perfect reading nook with a small tableView in gallery

Keep in mind that it would be best for the reading nook to be placed close to a window so you can benefit from the natural light. If possible choose a corner with a window and, if not, just make sure you have enough artificial light in that spot. A floor or table lamp can usually solve the problem.

Mid-century inspired furniture with gold legsView in gallery

Your reading nook should match the rest of the room’s interior design and decor. So if you decide to add this feature to a living room that’s a bit modern and a bit industrial with some traditional touches, you can decorate your reading corner with a metallic side table and a classical armchair with gold-dipped feet for a chic look.

Black leather reading chair with a high backView in gallery

Although room corners are usually the perfect spot for a reading nook, that’s not the only option. In other situations you can ensure a nice level of privacy with a space divider or a privacy screen. This option works for large open spaces, not necessarily residential. Offices can be one idea.

High back reading chairView in gallery

To make this reading spot even more comfortable and welcoming, add an area rug. It doesn’t need to be big. A small rug big enough to have a chair and a side table placed on it should be just right. The rug can have a fluffy texture for a cozy ambiance. A pattern could also make the reading nook look nice and interesting.

Leather lounge chair with ottoman for reading areaView in gallery

Shared reading nooks are a good option for couples that enjoy spending time together reading their favorite books or magazines or for companies that want to offer their employees a good place to relax during their break. Two comfortable armchairs and a foot stool with a coffee table in between would be all this area needs.

The Tired Man, interglobe standardView in gallery

It’s important to choose the right chair for this space. It has to be comfortable and to look good in relation to everything else in the room. Some armchairs were specially designed for reading nooks can include storage for books inside their frames. If the space allows it you could also choose a small sofa or a daybed for this space.

Ligne roset small couch for reading nook comfortView in gallery

This is how a reading nook would like with a two-seater. This is actually a pretty practical seating option, allowing one or two persons to enjoy the space without occupying considerably more space than a regular armchair. Still, if the space is tiny, you’ll probably to reduce the size of the table or even to give it up alltogether.

Dragnet lounge reading chairView in gallery

Cute egg-shaped chairs like this one are incredibly versatile. They’re ideal for reading nooks and they can also be wonderful accent pieces. The side table can match the chair without the two of them being a set. A simple correlation between their colors is enough to establish a strong connection. Don’t forget about the cozy pillows and seat cushions.

IMG_0905View in gallery

Hanging chairs are another wonderful option. If you plan to use them indoors you’ll have to hang them from the ceiling and room corners are perfect for that. Hanging chairs look lightweight, are comfortable and also pretty fun to use. They’ll offer you a really nice reading environment. They can also be used outdoors in which case you could have your reading nook placed under a tree.

Leather low armchair and round marble tableView in gallery

The side table is usually the chosen accessory for reading nooks. Nevertheless, coffee tables can be just as practical. They’re especially suitable for reading nooks that are not limited to a room corner but are rather organized along a wall or a section of a room.

Brown leather reading chair with ottomanView in gallery

If reading is one of your favorite activities and you value your reading nook, then you should definitely invest in a good lounge chair. Have a look at the classical designs and find inspiration in their elegant designs. Lounge chairs are usually accompanied by matching footstools which definitely increase their comfort.

symmetry green reading nookView in gallery

You can also find furniture sets designed for small reading or conversation nooks. The chairs are designed to be comfortable and to allow the users to sit in casual positions. This sometimes means that they don’t feature the usual armrests but rather a sort of second backrest.