8 Creative Ways to Turn A Small Space Into Your Own Reading Nook
For some inspiration, we rounded up a few ideas of reading nooks in different homes for different purposes. So cozy up as you pick which idea best suits your space!
1. The Perfect Skylight Nook
Have a small skylight space that you’re not sure how to use? Transform it into a quaint reading nook like Lupita Aquino did in her Cape Cod style home.
2. Bedroom-Inspired Reading Nook
If you’ve got some extra space in your bedroom, a set-up like this may work for you. Toan Lam created a reading nook with a loveseat in front of a bay window and beside a built-in bookcase.
3. The Reading Nook for a Nursery
How adorable is this corner reading nook? A few throw pillows, a funky chair to compliment, and a cozy rug was all Jen Pinkston of The Effortless Chic needed to create this reading nook for her daughter.
4. The Ideal Windowsill Seat
If you have a windowsill with a built-in bench built-in, you’ve got yourself a reading nook. Add a cushion and a few pillows to the bench for a comfy surface to sit (or lie down) on while digging into your latest novel. And with the window right behind you, you’ll have plenty of natural light, and if you’re lucky, a view to boot.
5. In-The-Wall Nooks
That underused space under the stairs can be a perfect spot to tuck away a reading book, as these two built-ins show.
6. Dual-Purpose Nook
This bookcase nook is perfect to get your toddler into a book lover.. A few stacked cubes can hold your kid’s books and create a cozy seat for where they can plow through the pages.
7. Floor Nooks
Homeowner Zoë opted for a cozy rug and cushions from Target to tie her reading nook together.
8. Minimalistic Nook
Sometimes a simple chair and bookcase does the trick to create a welcoming reading corner, as this spot from Instagrammer watermelon prose shows.