Get Cozy: Create the Ultimate Reading Nook

Freezing temperatures, blizzards, high winds, icy roads… we’re truly in the thick of winter and it’s time to hunker down inside the house. (Warm climate dwellers, don’t skip this one – it applies to you too!) These short, dark days make you want to spend all day curled up with a great book and a cup of hot cocoa, don’t they? A comfy, cozy reading nook is essential for bookworms in every season.

Truth be told, you don’t even need to be a reader to enjoy a reading nook – just turn it into a snug spot for doing whatever it may be that relaxes you. Watch TV, catch up with friends, or just look out the window in your little corner of heaven.

These nooks will show you how it’s done. Check them out for envy-inducing inspiration.

The truly ultimate reading nook? One right next to the fireplace (and, preferably, bookshelves – you can stay put for days).

No fireplace? Make up for it cushy furnishings and lots of sumptuous pillows and throws to keep you toasty. You can even add a simple curtain for privacy.
The great thing about nooks is that they’re small by definition and can therefore be tucked into all those little “nooks” (ha ha) and crannies in your house: under the stairs, in the hallway, on the landing, in that funny little niche that you can’t figure out what to do with, in a closet.
You don’t even need furniture or a built-in space for your book nook; create a portable one if you’re short on space or like a change of scenery once in a while.
Don’t forget that kids need their space too!
The most important element of a reading nook is proper lighting. If yours doesn’t get natural light or you like to read at night, invest in a high-quality reading lamp to save your eyesight.
Dainolite DLHA831-F-OBB
Dainolite Torchier with Table & Reading Lamp
Trend BW7155
Trend Brella Small Swivel Arc Wall Lamp


Arteriors 46636
Arteriors Rockport Vintage Silver Wall Lamp


Vibia 0725
Vibia I.CONO Wall Fixture


Who’s feeling warmer already?



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