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 sofa
2 Steve's living room spot
3 Kathleen and Alex's nook in the study
4 Kathleen and Alex's bedroom corner
5 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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