When you’re a keen reader, any place is good to wind down with a book, but having a cozy retreat dedicated to this purpose can greatly add to the experience.
Creating a perfect reading space is not much of a problem for a reading buff – a comfy armchair tucked in a bedroom corner will do. But if there is any spot around your home that you consider awkward and useless, think of turning it into a snug reading niche and make your favorite pastime even more pleasurable.
Reading nooks are out great allies in the quest to make use of every square inch of space available. Deep window sills, cramped alcoves, unused niches under the stairs and all those unfurnished corners that you’ve never quite known what to do with can be cleverly occupied with really small means. A thick cushion and a few decorative pillows is all you need to transform a useless spot into a magical hideout where you can curl up with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate.
Also, reading nooks are a fabulous way of encouraging reading to children. Create one in your kids’ bedroom and obligatory school reading will never feel like a daunting task. So, next time you ask, “What am I supposed to do with this awkward spot?”, these beautiful inspirations will serve as answers.
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