For this months Pinterest Challenge, I’m sharing a few tips on how to create a cozy reading nook. If you are looking for a relaxing place to escape to read a book or magazine, then this months challenge is sure to inspire.
Just in case you’re new here…every month our amazing host Cindy of County Road 407, selects an inspiration photo for us to recreate. Each participant puts their own spin on the photo according to our individual style of decorating. The best part is seeing how everyone interprets the image, and we always have an interesting variety.
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Our inspiration this month comes from Allie from Proverbs 31 Girl, of her lovely sitting area. If you click through the link you’ll find the decor in this room is casual with lots of light neutral colors and fabrics.
To start here’s my take-a-way of Allie’s photo, which is kind of like playing a game of I Spy.
- comfortable white chair
- chunky throw blanket
- natural light from a window
- floor lamp
- art work on wall
- green plant
How To Create A Cozy Reading Nook
Reading nooks can be in almost any room of your home. It’s basically all about finding a good corner, or if you’re really lucky, a spot by a fireplace.
As with previous Pinterest challenges, I like shopping my home, so I’m happy to say creating a reading nook didn’t cost a dime.
After recently repainting our bedroom and donating some out dated furniture, I found an empty corner needing attention. This months Pinterest challenge inspiration is exactly what I needed.
I remember hearing, “that chair has good bones”, and sure enough that’s why it’s a comfortable chair for reading. Adding a chunky throw blanket and down pillow will make it even more cozy.
Three large windows flood the bedroom with beautiful natural light, but task lighting is also necessary. With shorter daylight hours starting soon, a floor lamp will provide good reading light.
This floor lamp is destine for a makeover. I love mixing contemporary and vintage styles, but I’m thinking the chrome finish is a little too harsh. What do you think about a brushed nickel or a bronze finish on the lamp to make this corner more cohesive?
Table Or Ottoman
Having a good spot to set down a drink or a cup of tea is my third requirement for this cozy nook. Substituting a ceramic garden stool for a table works fine in this little corner. A chair and ottoman combination with a tray will also work depending on the size of your space.
In a different room I might search for a larger table, but a garden stool is perfect for setting down a stack of books and a mug of tea.
Artwork next to the window completes the cozy reading nook. By hanging the art lower on the wall, it relates better to the seating area.
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Next up in our Pinterest Challenge is Barbara of French Ethereal. Please click through all the links below for the rest of this months cozy reading nook inspiration.
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