At-Home Escapes: Real-Life Reading Nooks

At-Home Escapes: Real-Life Reading Nooks

Sarah Coffey
Jul 29, 2009
The other day, we posted a gorgeous Swedish reading nook that, while beautiful, was admittedly a little staged. For a more down-to-earth perspective, we're looking today at five real-life reading corners from Apartment Therapy house tours. These smart people have used just a few simple items to construct a home hideaway where they can escape with a good book and maybe a mug of coffee... The elements of a great reading nook: • an out-of-the way corner • a comfortable chair, sofa or lounge • a blanket and/or pillows • a good reading lamp • a rug underfoot • if possible, a window nearby • some good reading material Photos shown above: • 1 Dana's bedroom sofa2 Steve's living room spot3 Kathleen and Alex's nook in the study4 Kathleen and Alex's bedroom corner5 Christy and John's landing on the stairs For other reading nook ideas from Apartment Therapy, click here. Photos: Janel Laban, Steve Walker, Sarah Coffey (3-5)
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