Designing the perfect reading nook

Diving into a good book when you have a few hours when nothing requires immediate attention is one of life’s great pleasures. Before settling down and turning those pages, why not create the perfect place to indulge and make the ultimate cosy reading nook? Here are some ways to do it:

Finding the ideal spot

The first step is the ideal location for your reading nook. It might be a corner of a home office, a space in the living room, or a new spot in the bedroom where you’re free to devour novels at your heart’s content with no interruptions.


Blankets and pillows or cushions are essential to make your nook as snug as possible. You may have a favourite throw or blanket you can snuggle underneath while reading. Some pillows or cushions can guarantee the perfect level of comfort. Remember how much we loved building dens as children? You could make a pillow fort to disappear from the world for a while and lose yourself in a great story. Design your own blanket for a unique experience. For Crochet Blanket Kits, go to

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What you wear

It’s not just about your surroundings; you’ll want to ensure your clothes are super comfy. Change into something loose, baggy, or made from soft, breathable fabric, or stay in your pyjamas for an extra couple of hours to ensure your reading time is absolute bliss.

Light a candle

Nothing sets a cosy atmosphere like the flickering light of candles. Wood wick candles are a great choice as they last for hours and make a particular crackling noise, like sitting next to a real fireplace.

Furniture choice

The type of furniture you choose for your reading nook is essential. The amount of space available will have an impact, but whatever you choose, make sure it’s comfortable, spacious, and supportive. It may be an armchair, an ottoman, a recliner, or a rocking chair. Rocking is such a calming motion that this might be the perfect chair for a cosy reading nook.

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Drinks and snacks

Interruptions are annoying when a good page-turner grips you. Make yourself your favourite drink and snack to take to your nook so you can fully indulge yourself while you read.


Some prefer to read in bed, while others enjoy being in an office or studying surrounded by their library. It’s easy to make a space your own; it just needs to be quiet and comfortable. Whatever your preference, it’s all about enjoyment!

Kei Taylor


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