How to create a cozy reading corner

If you like reading, surely you have a site where you feel comfortable to immerse yourself again in the pages of that book that has you hooked. But if you don't have a Reading corner properly speaking, it may be time to create one, to return to it when we want our dose of daily reading. And this also applies to young children, since it is good to promote this habit from children.

We will give you inspiration and keys to create a cozy reading corner at home. With a few details we will achieve a relaxation space, perfect to spend hours reading quietly. Take note of everything you need and get inspired by these beautiful corners.

A good reading chair

Reading corner

If for something you have to start when it comes to having the ideal reading corner, it is for a good armchair or sofa to sit for hours and immerse yourself in reading. As we are only going to create a corner at home, the most appropriate is a chair, although we can also get a long divan, if we like to lie down. Before buying it, we must test if they are comfortable, because we are supposed to spend hours in them, so they must have a good backrest, padding and arms to support themselves. In any case, we can always add some cushions to make it even more comfortable.

Good lighting

Another key point to enjoy the ideal reading corner is to have good lighting. This should be natural, so if we have any wasted windows we can put our corner there. On many occasions, the gap is used to create a bench in the window and add cushions, but we can also put the armchair oriented to receive natural light. As we can also read at night, we must always look for a good light, since it is important not to damage our eyesight in the long term.

Cozy textiles

Home textiles

In a reading corner we must not forget the paper that play textiles when decorating the home. A corner of this type can be much more pleasant if we also add a blanket for when it is cold, some cushions and a soft carpet. Simple but effective. We can use soft tones, which also invite relaxation, such as white or blue and the range of pastel tones.

Storage for books


Today, with electronic books, this has gone into the background, so if we have an e-book we can save this step. For those who like to read in the classic style, with a paper book, you must have a space for nearby storage to keep the books close at hand. A shelf is the best option, but if we do not have space, a small chest of drawers to store the latest books is enough.

Children's reading corner

Children's area

Promote reading in the little ones it is something that must be done, and for this we can also create a children's reading corner where they feel comfortable. It is something very simple, since they need few things. A mat on the floor with some fun cushions and their favorite books on shelves they can reach. If we want a more romantic corner, we have the idea of ​​the canopy. Adding garlands, dolls or colored cushions is always a plus for the little ones, who can also use this corner as a rest area for the day.

Low cost reading corner

Low cost corner

For the most economical, you can make a nice reading corner with very little. Some fluffy cushions, an area with good lighting and some back cushions will help us to have a place to rest while we read. A wooden box or a wicker basket can be used as a storage area. Simple and effective, in addition to being a corner that we can easily remove to have more space available at other times.

Original reading corners

Original spaces

Within the basic reading nooks and the guidelines for creating them, you can always get creative. Mix colors and shapes to have an area full of positive energy. A hammock in the living room area, some bohemian textiles or an unusual bookcase can be perfect ideas to elevate our reading corner to another level.

Styles for the reading corner

Reading corner

When creating our reading corner at home we must take into account the style that we have at home. That corner should be adapted to the peculiarities of the style of the rest of the house so as not to clash. In this case we see how they have adapted some areas in rustic houses to create the perfect corner with a rural soul. You only have to be inspired by the trend and the style in question to find textiles and armchairs that match it and with the tones used in the rest of the house.

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