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Ideas for Your Reading Corner – The Perfect Place to Cosy Up with a Book

Reading corners are the perfect place for you to get creative with space and make use of all of the available space in your home and Michael Reeves has some great ideas for you. No matter what space you’re looking to transform – from an alcove under your stairs to an unloved corner – we have plenty of quirky and creative ideas that will get you started on planning your very own reading corner.

Let’s take a look at some inspirational spaces that will help get you in the mood for creating your very own hideaway in your home to relax and unwind in.

1. Using all available space

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If your hideaway is big enough, you can optimise the space and create a cosy reading area you can retreat to after and long day at work. This includes a tall floor lamp or low-hanging pendant to save floor space, a compact armchair or bench for you to get comfy on and even show off your book collection with open shelving.

2. A reading nook for your child

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You could turn the corner of your child’s room into a cosy reading area and make the most of the vertical space you have available with wall-mounted bookshelves and throw a beanbag and reading light down to make the reading nook feel like a space that is separate from the rest of the room.

3. A window seat

Maybe you have a corner in your room that is next to one or a couple of windows, this can make a great dining nook, particularly if you have a pretty view from them. You can add built-in banquettes and top them with seat pads to create a cosy and space saving nook. If this is too expensive or you don’t want to get builders in, you can create the same look with benches.

4. The ultimate cosy space

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Nothing conjures images of comfort and warmth than an open fireplace and a fur rug with plenty of throws. This will help you create the perfect place for you to snuggle into at the end of your day after getting wood for the woodburner. This style is designed to calm you down instantly and allow you to relax.

5. Zoned off space

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You can define your reading nook as a separate space from the main room by painting it with a different colour scheme. If you have an open-plan living space, there will be a number of activities that take place in the same space so it’s important for you to define each area by its use to avoid cluttering.

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