With the chaos we have to deal with in our lives every day, having a carefree afternoon almost seems like a luxury. What we fail to realize is that ever so often, it is so important to dedicate time for self-care and personal time amid our crazy daily routines.
To do this in a convenient manner, people create comfortable reading nooks in their homes. Reading nooks are spaces where people choose to unwind with a good novel and temporarily lose themselves in the books’ literature.
However, the perfect reading space can be hard to find. Then there’s the aspect of designing the spot so that it suits your style. To help you out, we’ve created a list of tips on how you can easily fit a reading nook in any room of your house.
- Get a Reading Pillow
If you’re an avid reader, then you must know how frustrating it can be to find a good reading position. Reading time is usually marked with constant position shifts with the aim of providing relief to numb body parts. Using a reading pillow can change all this.
A good reading pillow should provide support to your spine, keeps your back aligned, and reduces the pressure on your hip area. This will allow you to read comfortably for hours. When looking for the best reading pillow, consider comfort and what positions you like to read in.
- Consider the Seating You’ll Use
Nothing says ‘comfortable’ more than a seat you can really sink into or curl up in. Make sure the style of chair you use allows you to get into a cozy position. A chaise lounge will give you the flexibility to stretch. A hammock chair is also a good idea and can be a good spot for both children and adults.
- Getting the Right Spot
To create a reading nook in your home, you will have to find a good area such as an alcove or a corner in your house. You might have to move some furniture around which may seem like you’re disorganizing your room’s layout. However, doing so will open up spaces that are potential nooks.
Make sure the spot you pick is quiet enough and will not allow you to get easily distracted. If possible, make the reading spot spacious enough for two. You might find yourself in the company of a significant other, a friend, or a pet.
- Light Your Space Up
A reading nook with good natural light is the best spot but naturally, sunlight will not always be there. Buy an adjustable reading lamp that serves your lighting needs and allows you to read comfortably
A Reader Lives a Thousand Lives Before He Dies
Book reading has always been an enjoyable pastime and for some, an opportunity to learn more. Creating a comfortable reading space in your home does not have to take up a lot of room. Just keep it simple, surround it with books or a bookshelf, and let your reading and imagination do the rest.