My entire family loves to read. When the kids were little we would make forts and tents to sneak in and read their favorite books and when they were asleep… there were times a would crawl in there for a midnight read with a cool book lamp : ) If only I had all of these blogs to look to for major inspiration. Let’s say…there is still a Reading Nook in my homes future…just have to decide what it is going to be. If you are like I am and have not added one of these whimsical and wonderful spaces into your house…I think the inspiration that follows is going to give you tons of ideas you are going to want to act on. The one thing I have learned looking at all of these fun spots is that you don’t need a lot of room…you don’t have to spend a ton of money and you don’t have to devote days and days creating it. You can shop your home or buy new…or both! It’s up to you! Let the kids get involved in designing theirs and then for you and yours…go wild with your dream of the perfect place. Sure hope you enjoy. Time to snuggle up with a cushy blanket with your laptop and check all of this inspiration goodness out! Here’s to a million and one adventures in reading to all of you!
You have to come and see what Lauren from Bless’er House created for her daughter. It’s a whimsical and may I say Magical Reading Nook that will last an eternity in her child’s memory. What is extra fabulous about this piece is that you don’t need an Window Inset or any “special” space…you can create a dream like this by utilizing a piece of furniture. Come and read how she found this beauty and what happened next. Spoiler Alert…at the end…you wind up in Narnia and that is a Wonderful place to be! Be Inspired and Creative!
Ish & Chi created a Reading Nook where there was no Nook! You see there are so many different ways of making a special place even if your home doesn’t provide you one straight out : ) Come and see how they made this comfy cozy spot by creating their own IKEA Hack…it’s quick… easy and affordable. The results are fabulous. You can take this idea and adapt it to your needs. Tailor it to the tastes of your family. Tons of fun for everyone!
Abby over at Just A Girl And Her Blog created her own cozy little nook buy utilizing a corner of a room (brilliant right!) Just by adding a chair…a little table a basket and a few accessories she is ready to read her favorite book with a cup of her favorite brew. This shows you how easy it is to make a special place without breaking the budget. In many cases you all ready have all of the elements… all you need to do is put them together!
You would be surprised where you can create your own tranquil Reading Nook. I bet you never even thought of placing one in the corner where that Slide Glass Door is? Well look how incredible it can be and you have a few and plenty of light for your reading. I adore this one and it’s style. Who wouldn’t want to read their latest favorite magazine with a cup of their favorite brew in this Nook??? Check this out over at Apartment Therapy!
Who ever said a Reading Nook was only for one? Martha Stewart shares a plethora of ideas on how to create a Reading Nook for your Children that they can share in harmony. Once again… it doesn’t take a lot to create one and you most probably have most of the items right at your finger tips. One of the keys here is to have plenty of pillows…shelves and fun items! It’s a cinch…drop by for more inspiration.
Here’s a little Pinspiration for you. Indulge in a chaise or a cushy chair with an ottoman…then treat yourself to a sensational floor lamp …some pillows…a warm and cozy blanket and maybe a basket for those magazine and book…arrange it into one of the corners in your bedroom and it is the Reading Nook of your dreams. A place to escape for a moment in time…or just chill before going to sleep. Love it!
Hello Lovely Studio shows you that sometimes all you have to do is add a bench to a space … instant nook!!!
Over at The Lettered Cottage they turn a tiny 6X6 space into a glorious space that everyone and anyone would love to spend time in! I want to cozy up in there right now with my 2 cup of morning Joe. What I really love about it is that they took a small space and made it into such an incredibly useful and beautiful area for the whole family. Another great thing is is that they show you exactly how they did it and may I say it is a budget friendly space. I will give you a clue to its beginnings…it all started with a mattress… drop by and be inspired to create one of these for your very own.
Do you have a space like this in your home? By just adding a bench or a custom made bench with a cushion you will have a Reading Nook…Additional Space for Seating and just a perfect place to gaze out into the world. It’s simple and you can allow your imagination to run free. Even adding a restored pew or wooden bench would be fabulous. One thing that Reading Nooks are inspiring me to do is USE that neglected space…it is really a hidden gem. Check this out over Fresh Farmhouse!
You know Joanna Gaines would never leave a prime space unused! If you have an under the stairwell space…it is the PERFECT PLACE for a Reading Nook! Joanna made a Nook for two. She added bookshelves…chairs…pillows and it’s ready to meet you with the latest best seller or friendly chat! You just might have that special space to convert over right under your nose!
When I saw this Magical Little Reading Nook I had to share it with you. It will give you tons of inspiration to make your child a whimsical and wonderful place to read and dream. What else is cool is that it is designed by Target and if you are not a DIYER…they have all of the elements you need to make one of these beauties…it’s not a sponsored post…just adding it because I think it is cool and easy!
I love the idea of placing a daybed between two walls and it is an instant Reading Nook! This one from Apartment Therapy is so light…airy and fun! You can adapt this style to any daybed at all…so easy!
Here’s some more Pinspiration for you! All you need are some stackable cushions are a bunch of pillows and you can create a little Reading Nook anywhere! Loving this Boho look but of course you can go any style you would like. Quick and Easy…plus it looks great. Fabulous for adults and kids…perfect for a dorm room!
Over at Unskinny Boppy…you are going to find out that where there is a little space there is a Reading Nook. Come and see how Beth made her son a place where he could read till his hearts content. I just love how she made use of every square inch of the space.
As always here at The Cottage Market we would like to send out tons of APPAWS and APPLAUSE to all of our blogger friends for sharing their talents and creativity with us! We want them to know that they are appreciated and loved. You are going to adore exploring their blogs for more outstanding DIY’s and inspiration. As always…ENJOY & CREATE!
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