10 Lovely Reading Nooks

Oh, how I relish a cozy reading spot, don’t you? A few weeks ago I shared my appreciation for outdoor spaces in 10 Lovely Porches and I feel the same way about quaint reading nooks — every home needs at least one.

Almost any quiet place can be turned into the perfect nook. Requirements are a cozy seat, cushy pillow, soft blanket, good lighting, and a side table big enough to stack a few books and a hot or cold beverage.



How would you like to walk up your staircase to this inviting landing? We have a small area at the top of our steps that gets very little attention right now. This photo inspires me to turn it into something special and really enjoy it.



Morning coffee anyone? I think it would be hard to wake up on the wrong side of the bed with this mix of cheerful colors waiting in the next room.



Farmhouse flair — my favorite style to chill out in.  I love this combination with spindled antique table, black and white barn art and the unexpected pink honeycomb bench.  The updated wing chair and small pops of red add a fun, updated vibe.




My grandmother had a sumptuous lounger similar in size to this one when I was growing up. I couldn’t wait until evening when I would crawl into it with a blanket and a good book. Spending time there with Grandma felt really special and cozy.

In the photo below, the billowy chaise makes for an inviting corner in this master bedroom. The beveled mirrors are a sophisticated update to the older style mirrored closet doors we all remember. Isn’t it lovely?



What a window seat, eh? Nearly any family could easily relax, snack and play board games in this room. It is so fun and seems like a peaceful place to hang out.



This eye-catching, bright and airy place with rustic oval table beckons visitors. It may be beige but it’s far from boring.



Check out this pink chair in a surprising spot with mini library and lots of natural light streaming in. The white urn and books serves as a table to rest a cup of tea.

Isn’t it inspiring to see how other people carve out niches in their home? Do you have a favorite cozy reading spot in yours — a place to rest, read or take a nap?




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