Roundup: Reading Nooks

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We love to blog from a little coffee shop down the street from our apartment, mainly because of its many cozy nooks. We'll hole up with our laptop and a coffee for a little while and feel completely at home. We've often thought about what makes these nooks so welcoming. It's mostly the obvious things: comfy chair, reading lamp, side table, good lighting. You'll find all those things in our roundup of inspiring nooks from across the web (top image via Swiss Deluxe Hotels). More below....

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Wallpaper can help to set off a reading nook and give it a little luxury. Image via Nama Rococo.

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An ottoman or floor cushion keeps seating low and cozy. Image via House to Home UK.

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Lots of color energizes a corner. A DIY version of the red bookshelf could be made with painted boxes. Image via Living Etc.

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One of our favorite end tables (perfect for a reading nook): the Rolly Side Table, $350. Image via Design Within Reach.

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For tips on how to make your own reading nook, click here. Image via WikiHow.