5 Ideas For Cozy Reading Nooks

Books are an opportunity to be transported to a world completely different to the one you are living in, just for a little while. Plus, it’s so much easier to let yourself be taken away if you aren’t sitting on a couch in eyeshot of the pile of dishes that have yet to be done, or that scuffed bit of paint you still need to fix!

Creating a reading nook is a great way to give yourself a calm oasis where you can take small breaks just for yourself, before returning to reality.

Window seat

A window seat is a perfect spot for reading. You’ll get great light for a start, and you can enjoy the feeling of the warmth of the sun on your skin, or the sound of the rain pattering against the glass.

Another huge plus point is that you can draw the curtains around you and hide from the rest of the house if you feel that you want to!

You don’t have to have a window seat already as ff you have a large enough window, it’s possible to build a window seat yourself. Be sure to include lots of storage underneath and make it comfy with pillows and cushions, and you’ll soon have the reading nook of your dreams!

In bed

In the winter months there’s nothing quite like sitting up in bed to read your favorite book, with a steaming cup of coffee in one hand and nestled under your duvet.

The only downside with reading in bed is that it’s not always that easy to get comfortable. Depending on what type of headboard you have, you can find that it’s not comfortable to lean against or that your back begins to get sore after a while.

The best way to solve this issue is by getting yourself a reading pillow. A reading pillow is a large pillow shaped almost like the back of a chair, which you can prop up in bed and use to support your back and neck while you enjoy your favorite book or even to watch TV.

Transform tiny spaces

If you have a small space in your home that isn’t being used, for example an under stairs cupboard, then turning it into a reading nook is a wonderful way to give yourself somewhere to read while improving the look of your home for a bargain. All you need is some seating and good lighting, perhaps a bookshelf or two, and you’re good to go!


Large hallways are difficult to make the most out of and can often become a sort of dumping ground for furniture that only ever gathers dust!

With some thoughtful decoration you can turn yours into a cozy reading nook, away from the hustle and bustle of the main rooms in your home.

Unused corners

By placing furniture and using decorative touches to indicate that a corner of your room is separate, you can create a reading corner without needing a lot of extra space.