9 Genius Reading Nook Ideas That Work for Any Space

5-The Cozy Corner

Yes, a shelf-lined library is a dream come true, but a book-filled corner is just as literary—and just as impressive. If you can’t spare a whole room’s worth of wall space but still want that library-inspired look, confine your collection to a book-filled corner. (Bonus points if you arrange them by color.) This book nook is completed with the addition of a simple chair paired with a warm faux-fur throw, which offers the necessary place to read without completely filling the small space.

6-The Window Seat

Sometimes, the best reading light is natural light, as proven by this luxe, pastel-hued reading bench. The abundant pillows are perfect for reclining against, and there’s plenty of light to go around, even at night, thanks to the ornate lantern. For readers who value their privacy (and reading undisturbed), the drapery can be unfastened to separate this cozy spot from the outside world.

7-The Under-Stairs Secret

Despite the sorry tale of Harry Potter and the cupboard under the stairs, this space can be put to good use—and it’s a lot of wasted real estate, so converting your under-stairs space into something useful is in your best interest. If you want to create an under-the-stairs reading nook, take inspiration from this clever conversion, which offers a plush seat and plenty of pillows for reading (or just napping). An overhead wall lamp ensures plenty of light to read, and smart built-in storage below the bench can store reading materials.

8-The Growing Child’s Space

Some reading nooks for kids are very kid-oriented: great for little ones but not so great for older children (or their parents). If you have a kid who loves reading but is also growing up quickly, consider a reading nook that they’ll enjoy now and in a few years. This one has a swing chair (fun for all ages!) and a bookshelf-desk combination piece that kids can customize as they grow.

9-The Quiet Place

If your idea of a dream reading nook is more about the atmosphere and less about the presence of books, consider this space, which strikes an uber-peaceful note. It takes a minimalist approach to the reading nook, with limited decorations and low-profile furnishings. Still, the cozy chair is there (every reading nook needs a cozy lounge chair), and storage space is abundant for those books you need to fit in. A side table offers space for storing books and snacks alike.



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