The bedroom’s main function is that of a sleeping area so it has to fulfill a series of characteristics. It has to be welcoming, relaxing, cozy and comfortable. But just because that’s the room’s principal function doesn’t mean it has to be the only one.
In fact, there are lots of cases when, in the bedroom, there are also other functions incorporated in the design. For example, my bedroom is also my workspace but it’s not exactly the best combination.
A better combo would be a bedroom with a reading corner. There are many things that make this a great mix. First of all, reading before you go to sleep is a wonderful idea. It relaxes you and it gets you sleepy. It’s much better than to watch TV because then your brain is stimulated on several levels and you won’t be able to sleep comfortably.
The reading corner should be close to the window and preferably not right next to the bed. Since you’ll be using light when reading, you don’t want to disturb the other person who is maybe already asleep.
Make sure you have a lamp in this area, one that’s not too aggressive with the eyes and preferably with adjustable levels of intensity. Also, your reading corner should be cozy and comfortable but it shouldn’t include a sofa because then you’ll just fall asleep there and never go to bed.