Trend Thursday: Reading Nooks We Love

nookUnusual book storage and reading area ideas at Homedit

Hands up who loves a comfy laze with a good book? We most certainly do! A cup of tea, some warm sunlight streaming through, preferably with biscuits or cake nearby, please! We love the Homedit nook because it combines five main elements of what makes it a great place to relax:

1. Interesting colour palette

We love how this room mixes dark browns with bright pinks and reds! The room looks light and airy despite quite a few of deep brown features. The use of pale nudes and pops of orange add some variety to what could otherwise be quite a dull room.

2. Plenty of natural light

Ahhh. Ok, is there much else better than natural light? Especially if you are reading, you want lots of it. Try setting up your nook near a large window, or your terrace doors if you are lucky enough to have one. Otherwise, check out those wall lights on either side of the nook. Use lamps if you can’t have fitted lights.

3. Eye-catching elements
Look at those shapely vases, that fun retro tub chair, the modern lamp pendant! So much colour, and so easy. Our favourite is that bright red/coral vase on the top shelf.

4. Cosy furnishings!
Eek, gold silk cushions! LIKE. An upholstered wall back and a plump seat create the perfect relaxing area for you to settle into that book. Soft furnishings and cosy throws are such an easy way of adding warmth and homeliness to a room.

5. House plants
Bring the outdoors in with a house plant. Or with many. If, like us at Courage & Dash HQ, you don’t have a balcony, terrace, or French windows, it’s a lovely way of refreshing the place. Also, with the unpredictable weather, plants can help you feel like you are reading outside, under the shade of a leafy tree… all in the comfort of your home.

Check out some more of our favourite reading areas below. Enjoy!

Image2. Reading nook design idea by Interior Holic

3. 10 Favourite built in reading nooks by Remodelista

Image4. Gorgeous reading nook (our favourite) by Decoratrix via The Cottage of Vinnord

Image5. Window envy at From Moon to Moon 


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