Guest Picks: Set Up a Comfy Reading Corner
I have a fondness for birds, and wouldn't one of these beautiful trays be perfect for a snack, a sandwich or a cup of tea? I'd set it down on that lovely ottoman.
I like to prop my feet up after a long day. Wouldn’t this ottoman be the perfect touch for a reading corner? It has a welcome touch of whimsy to it. I’m in love!
One of the things I regret is not keeping a list of all the books I’ve read. But it’s never too late to start! This is on my want list.
A reading corner can also be for writing in a journal, like this one by Kate Spade.
If you prefer an e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite has a crisp, easy-to-read screen. You may get hooked on it — trust me.
Readers need bookmarks, and these Page Nibs from Levenger are handy and inconspicuous. I don't know about you, but I'm always losing my bookmarks.
If you want luxurious, go for cashmere. Heavenly! These color choices are beautiful too.
If you really want to nestle in, a throw is the perfect addition to your reading corner.
I would need a coaster to set a glass or mug on. These are made of olive wood, and that grain is simply gorgeous.
I love a nice big, roomy cup for tea, coffee or hot chocolate (my favorite at this time of year). I know for a fact that this cup is heavy and solid, in addition to being beautiful.
Books need bookends. I love this whimsical wooden fox. Seeing it on my bookshelf couldn't help but bring a smile to my face.
My favorite books by Jane Austen would be right by my side. These gorgeous editions from Penguin Books would be wonderful additions to any book collector's library.
If your space is limited, how about this two-shelf unit? It could also function as a table.
I love this set of five bookcases. My heart starts to pitter-patter at the thought of filling them all up with my favorite books.
Of course you’ll need an end table. I like the industrial look of this one. Plus, it has plenty of room for books and magazines and a lamp. (I tend to pile a lot of books on my end table.) And those wheels are such a neat touch.
This lovely light is a great choice if you are short on floor space. How about one on each end of a sofa? I love the elegant curve of the arm.
I have to have a good reading light. This floor lamp has a bronze finish and an adjustable arm for positioning the light just where you want it to be.
Wingback chairs are designed to protect the sitter from drafts. It’s very cold outside my house this morning, and this chair looks like an elegant solution to the cold air seeping in through my windows.
This chair is cozy and enveloping, just the thing to sink into while reading. I love the tufted back and the beautiful wood legs.