Guest Picks: Make a Reading Nook Retreat
Get away from it all at home with a reading nook filled with serene, neutral, comfortable touches
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I have always wanted a reading nook. A place where I can relax, read my favorite book, cuddle up with my blanket, drink a cup of tea and just enjoy having a sanctuary. This ideabook has all of the things I would want to include in my reading nook (especially a pair of curtains that I could close to really create a mini getaway oasis). Enjoy! — Melissa from Chic Coles
‘Getaway’ Print - $199
Whenever I dive into a book, it really is a getaway for me. I’d place this photograph on the wall in my reading nook and really enjoy my mini getaway.
Seeing Stars Wall Decals, Set of 50 - $39
Add a bit of whimsy to your walls with these star decals. Paired with the “Getaway” artwork, they make for quite a dreamy reading nook.
LED String Lights, Warm White - $19.50
Turn your nook into an oasis with some twinkle lights. These will set a serene and calm mood.
Natural Quartz Bookends - $590
I love the color of these natural quartz bookends. They would look great in a bookcase and keep all the books you will be reading in order.
Liatorp Bookcase, White - $330
Use an open-shelf bookcase for storage. I like the idea of building in a bench between two of them.
Ryland Modular Banquette Storage Bench - $299
Make sure you have ample storage in your reading nook. This bench has cubbies for throw pillows, extra blankets and, of course, books!
Bench Cushion, Natural - $69.95
You’ll want a cushion that fits the bench too. Make sure it is extra comfortable!
Savannah Utility Basket - $19
Keep everything organized in your shelves with baskets. I love the idea of using a reading nook as a place to do needlepoint or crochet as well.
Meilleur Wall Sconce, Polished Nickel - $162.80
Just looking at this sconce makes me think of a quaint reading nook. While you might want the lighting to be soft and inviting, you also want to make sure it’s bright enough for reading.
Capiz Shell Flower Pendant Light - $225
To add additional lighting, add a chandelier — and keep it neutral.
Linen Sheer Drape, Gray - $59
Light and airy curtains are perfect for a reading nook. I love the idea that you can close them and make your nook into a little retreat that’s separate from the rest of the house.
Softest Blanket and Throw - $49
This is the coziest blanket out there! I would love to snuggle up under it while reading a good book.
La Fiorentina Pillow, Gray and Ivory - $79
Keep the pillows soft and muted to continue the feeling of serenity throughout the space.
Breakfast In Bed Tray - $79
There really isn’t anything better than having a snack while reading a favorite book. Use a breakfast tray to corral everything, because there’s nothing worse than having to balance coffee cups, plates and silverware.
Martini Side Table, White - $149
Place this side table next to your bench as an extra surface for snacks and other little things.
Acid Etched Letter - $12
Spell out the word “read” on the wall for a fun touch.
Lulu Candle - $22
A large candle with a lovely design is just what you’ll need to create tranquility in your reading nook.
Small Fenton Hobnail Milk Glass Vase With White Ruffled Rim - $23
This is such a cute vase. Tuck it into a bookcase and fill it with a pink flower for a bit of color or keep it neutral with a white one.
Souk Wool Rug - $199
I just love the geometric pattern on this rug, and that it’s in neutral colors.