Reading nooks are a great addition to the home! We love how you can turn a sometimes unused space into a cozy corner where reading can be made fun again. These spaces look like the perfect spots to snuggle up with a blanket, cup of coffee or tea, and read during the cold winter months.
Corner Reading Nook
This cute little nook on a home tour shared by Emily Henderson is one of our favorites. The large seating area makes room for multiple kiddos to sit and read. It’s also a great use of a corner space that can often become dead space in a room. The shelving provides storage for books and the cushion top with pillows makes it a comfy spot.
Nook off the Dining Room
When Morgan and Jamie remodeled their kitchen, they made their previous dining room into a reading nook, complete with their piano and statement black shiplap wall. This reading nook is close enough to the public spaces of the home that you feel a part of what’s going on, while still being able to retreat to a quieter space. The natural light from the windows also makes it the perfect spot to read on a sunny afternoon.
Bench under the Window
If you only have a small space to work with, you can still create a cozy reading nook. We love this example designed by The Habitat Collective of a bench seat under the window. Since it’s connected to the living room, it provides a cute spot for kids to cozy up and read under the window.
Game Table & Reading Nook Combo
Double up on the purpose of a nook to make it a space for playing games or reading. When Morgan and Jamie refreshed their basement, they wanted a spot where they could play games when friends and family came over. Since this spot is in their basement and also gets a lot of natural light, it’s the perfect spot for reading or their kids to do homework. Think beyond just a reading nook and allow a corner in your home to be used for multiple purposes.
Barn Door Nook
This is a fun example we found when searching on Pinterest. The barn doors allow for this space to be closed off if needed and add an architectural element to define the space. We love the sconce lighting on either wall and abundance of pillows for a comfy and cozy spot.
In Chris Loves Julia’s A-frame cabin, they incorporated an L-shaped bench to make this beautiful reading nook. If you have an attic or room with a vaulted ceiling, it makes for such a fun space to incorporate a reading nook. We love the deep green color contrasted by the wood paneling. The L-shaped seating provides spaces for lots of kiddos to come read by the window and this space just looks so cozy!