At-Home Escapes: Real-Life Reading Nooks

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

For other reading nook ideas from Apartment Therapy, click here.

Photos: Janel Laban, Steve Walker, Sarah Coffey (3-5)