Creating a Reading Nook: where?

Before you can start setting up your reading corner, you need to find a suitable location. Reading corners take up very little space, so most homes can accommodate them. A reading corner is best suited for the living room or bedroom, but you can also create a cozy reading corner under the stairs, on the balcony, or in a large eat-in kitchen. The only condition is that the reading corner should be in a quiet corner, not in a hallway. If it is difficult to find a separate quiet place, you can separate the reading corner with a screen. Window alcoves or a place near a window are particularly suitable for a reading corner, because you can use the daylight here and the reading corner is extra bright.

Furniture to set up the Reading Nook

An armchair, a bookshelf, a small side table, a lamp, and you have a reading nook. Add a few accessories, such as blankets, pillows, and decorative elements, and you can sit down and relax in your reading nook. If you want to create a minimalist reading nook, be economical with decor and accessories, and make sure the reading nook and bookshelf are not too crowded. For minimalist living, choose furniture that is sleek and minimalist, such as a black metal bookcase that creates a lot of free space. For more tips on each piece of furniture for creating a reading nook, look below.

Setting up a Reading Corner: the right Seating

Many people choose a classic wing chair for their reading nook, but a daybed, bench, or rocking chair are also great options. The right seat depends on whether you prefer to sit or lie down and immerse yourself in the world of your books. Whatever you choose, the most important thing is that it is comfortable; after all, you will be spending many hours in your reading nook. Thick cushions that you can sink into are especially comfortable. In general, you should look for the right material when buying:

  • Leather is durable.
  • Upholstery fabric is cozy and comfortable.
  • Natural and synthetic fibers provide plenty of warmth.
  • Blended fabric is durable because it is abrasion resistant.
  • Woven fabric is soft and fluffy.
  • Velvet gives the piece of furniture a noble look.


Set up a Reading Corner: don't forget a Stool

If you like to put your feet up while reading, you should get a footstool or choose an armchair with a reclining function. Putting your feet up while you read will make reading more relaxing and will relieve your legs after a hard day's work. It is best to choose a footstool that matches the chair.

Set up a Reading Corner: A Side Table creates Storage Space

A small side table completes the reading area. It can hold your book, reading glasses, snacks, or a cup of tea. A metal side table is modern, and black goes well with an industrial-style home, as does a table with a black frame and rough wood top. Tables that are particularly simple work well with a minimalist interior. A white wooden table with ornate legs goes well with the cottage style, but a minimalist metal table can also be combined with the cottage style.

Setting up a Reading Corner: No Reading Corner without a Bookshelf

Of course, a bookshelf is a must in a reading corner. On the one hand, you can store your books neatly, and on the other hand, it contributes a lot to the atmosphere of the reading corner. You can choose a standing bookcase or a wall bookcase. A floor-to-ceiling bookcase with a ladder is reminiscent of a library and is especially eye-catching. A console table can also be used as a bookcase, as well as a place to store your current reading material, glasses, etc.



Setting up a Reading Corner: the right Light


The reading corner should be located near a light source, as reading in the dark is not harmful to the eyes, but can cause side effects such as red eyes, fatigue, and headaches. Ideally, your reading corner should be right by or near a window. This allows you to read in daylight and saves energy because you don't need an electric light source during the day. If you need help with artificial light or as a light source for reading in the evening hours, floor lamps, table lamps, and wall lights are options. LED floor lamps that run on rechargeable batteries are especially convenient because they are highly portable, and there are no messy cords to disturb the cozy atmosphere of your reading nook.


Set up a Reading Corner: choose the right Colors

To make your reading nook a place where you can really relax and unwind, consider the right colors when decorating your reading nook. Calm colors are ideal for the reading nook because they allow you to focus on your book without being distracted by colors. Pastel colors are especially good for reading corners because they create a calming atmosphere. Beige and gray tones also work well, as they provide a sense of security and are currently in vogue.

Set up a Reading Corner: This is how it gets particularly cozy


To make your reading corner cozy and comfortable, you may want to add some accessories such as blankets, pillows, and decorations when you set up your reading corner.

  • Blanket : If you like it extra warm and cozy, a blanket in the reading corner is a must. If you get cold easily, choose a wool blanket. Alpaca wool is especially warm, but regular sheep's wool is just as good.
  • Pillow : A pillow adds to the comfort and coziness of the reading nook and protects against tension. To relieve your back, there are reading pillows that support your spine. If you don't have back problems, you can simply use pillows that match the interior and your own taste.
  • Decoration : You should decorate your reading corner in a simple and quiet way, in the style of minimalism. Decorative objects should not distract you so that you can immerse yourself in the story of your book. A few candles and green plants or simple black metal decorations are enough to create a particularly cozy reading nook.

It doesn't take much for a cozy reading corner: a suitable place, suitable furniture, a few decorative elements and you can immerse yourself in the world of your books. Discover all the products for your reading corner at Metallbude .