We are happy to welcome our first guest post of the year: Warren Twisleton, designer of contemporary beanbag furniture at Lujo. Sit back and relax as we learn how to create the perfect reading nook in your own home.
Here, we share ideas for creating a Reading Corner at your place. With just a few ‘ingredients’ and a little inspiration, you can quickly turn an unused or uninviting corner of your home into a cozy quiet-time haven. A little nook, just for you and your book!
There are no rules for a Reading Corner – just create something you love!
The only real must-have is somewhere comfortable to sit. For sink-into-it comfort, you can’t go past a beanbag chair. And there’s also something about sitting low on the floor that’s instantly relaxing – helping you to disconnect from the normal world for a few moments.
Cocoon yourself in a blanket or throw, to make your ‘me time’ cozy and warm. Choosing a blanket or throw with a beautiful pattern or texture means it will also gorgeous slung over your chair whilst not in use.
Choose a corner of your home that gets a lot of natural light. Of course, if it can bathe in sunshine like this lovely spot, all the better!
If you like to read blogs and surf the net, a footstool or ottoman to help prop your feet up can be helpful.
The littlest members of your family also deserve a special spot for story time. A comfy beanbag chair or a giant cushion will have them drifting off to nap-land before you can say ‘The End’. Keep favorite books in easy reach, and make the nook cozy with cushions, a blanket and a favorite cuddly toy.
As these two images both show, positioning something on the wall above a chair helps to define your Reading Corner as a special space within the room. Art prints, a wall light, or even a shelf will anchor the space. And to add a pop of personality and color in an easy and affordable way, choose a couple of cushions.
This Reading Corner is just divine. The addition of a plant softens the space.
We can just imagine this nook of an evening, bathed in a soft glow from that floor lamp. The ottoman lets you put your weary feet up, but is sturdy enough to be used as a table.
This Guest Post was created by Warren Twisleton, designer of contemporary beanbag furniture at Lujo.