4 Ways to Create the Perfect Reading Nook, According to TikTok

published Jun 29, 2022
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If you’re looking for a hobby this summer but you’re inclined to stay indoors, revisit your bookshelf. A quiet, welcoming environment helps you to settle down with a good book, but that can’t be achieved without putting some TLC in your book nook. Depending on your interest and level of comfort, a reading corner can be an exciting investment to creating a relaxing corner in your home.

A comfortable chair

Depending on the amount of space that you’re dedicating to your reading corner, hammock chairs, armchairs and cocoon chairs are a few of the seating options awaiting your purchase. Scouring a local thrift store or yard sale might be your best bet on finding an affordable option for your book nook, and you can add a stylish slipcover to a thrifted chair that needs a bit of reinvention.

Cozy throw blanket

Pom-pom throw blankets are in, and they’ll be a purchase that’s worth it during every season of the year. Regardless of your choice to buy a lightweight or weighted blanket, you just might fall asleep mid-read if your space ends up being too cozy. Don’t forget to add an accent pillow!

Floor lamp

If you tend to read at night, you’ll need a trusty lamp by your side. Look for a floor lamp that will complement the height of your chair while providing adequate lighting. With quality illumination, you might prefer reading at night and cozying up in your corner.

Side table

Whether you have a small stool, bar cart or a side table, it’ll be handy to keep a stack of books nearby once you’ve finished your current read. Not only will a table be useful for storing books, but you can rest a cup of tea, a small plant or a framed photo to add a personal touch to the corner. 

The customization of your reading corner doesn’t stop here! Hanging vines from a pothos, a gallery wall or floating bookshelves are a simple way to spruce up the corner. Adding a bit of personalized comfort to your corner will convince you to not put your book down.