Sometimes schedules can get too tight and even getting five minutes to ourselves proves to be a hard thing to come by. However, we can have small spaces at home dedicated to peaceful activities like meditating or even reading. These wonderful spaces serve as perfect reminders to take it easy and take time off hectic schedules. Hence a reading nook is the perfect place for you to enjoy this. Here are some tips for you to create a relaxing reading nook.
Select the perfect spot for your reading nook
You can make use of spaces in your bedroom, hallway or the living room to create the perfect reading nook that you so yearn for. However, when making this selection consider comfort because if you pick a room with cramped spaces or a lot of disruptions you might end up loosing focus.
Pick a chair that not only allows you to sink in but also one that will offer you support for your back. You can also add pillows for that cozy feel but make sure that they are not too big so they don’t end up overcrowding your room and making it hard to move around. Additionally, avoid using pillows with beads or rough textured materials which can be a little uncomfortable.
Do away with the electronics
Electronics such as television and computers sometimes play a big role of distracting us while reading. So to deal with this, have your reading nook strategically placed away from these distractions.
Lighting is key
Ample lighting is very essential when setting up a reading nook but you need to make sure that lighting is not too much and overwhelming that it strains your eyes. Invest in good reading lamps or wall scones that are really helpful during nighttime or darker spaces. If you like to change positions as you read then you can get an adjustable lamp. Additionally, you have your reading nook next to a window or a skylight and enjoy that natural light as you read.
Add a table
Add a small table in your reading nook to allow you to place a hot cup of tea or coffee. You can also use the table to place decorative items that give your room a relaxing feel.
Other accessories you can add in your reading nook:
- An electric mug warmer
- An organizer especially for your books, reading glasses and magazines
- A book case.
Looking for more tips? Tylko’s reading nook guide is highly recommended!