Creating an Escape at Home: Reading Nooks

Creating an Escape at Home: Reading Nooks

Kim R. McCormick
Jul 19, 2013

Ever since my first read of Jane Eyre, which opens with her seeking solitude by curling up with a book on a window seat, I've dreamed of having a similar spot in my home. A reading nook is an accessible escape.

You can create a reading nook even without a deep window: designate one under stairs, in a closet, against a bare wall, or in a regular ol' corner (the latter is what I have now). Picking a special chair (Image 5) or using curtains (Image 4) dedicates a secluded place for reading. For a unique option, there's even a reading teepee here for your consideration (Image 3).

1. Emily Clark 
2. Lonny
3. Canadian House & Home
4. Country Living
5. Cookie magazine via The Boo and the Boy
6. Espacio Vital via Paperblog
7. Real Simple
8. Thomas Kroeger Architects
9. Justina Blakeney via Apartment Therapy
10. CWB Architects

• Create Lovely Little Nooks for Reading and Sleeping
• At-Home Escapes: Real Life Reading Nooks

(Images: as linked in the list above)

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