There’s nothing more luxurious than spending a little time with a good book — except maybe curling up with said book in a comfy little nook with a cup of coffee and enough throw pillows to disappear into. A reading nook is the perfect way to use that awkward corner in your living room or turn a closet you don’t need into a personal sanctuary. This week’s edition of Decor Resolutions will show you how to create a personalized reading nook fit for your space. All you need is the perfect chair, a few comfy accessories and some good lighting to work your way through that stack of books. Scroll down to see how we’d style a reading nook for a boho-chic space, minimalist abode and preppy home.
HOW TO DECORATE A BOHO-CHIC READING NOOK
A reading nook doesn’t have to be an actual nook. Any corner or window area can be cozied up with a hanging chair for a fun way to add a seat without taking up valuable floor space. Save even more space with a leaning ladder for book storage. Proceed to fill your reading space with things that inspire you and make you happy, like a vase of flowers, agate bookends and a cozy throw blanket.
H&M Pompom-Trimmed Cushion Cover ($18), Joss & Main Ciara Throw ($70), Dot & Bo Black & White Moroccan Pouf ($199), H&M Candle in Glass Jar ($15), Trademark Global Leaning Bookcase ($70), Dot & Bo Crabapple Orb Vase ($35), Z Gallerie Agate Bookends ($100), Roar + Rabbit Layered Rhombus Drum ($499), Dot & Bo Make a Wish Table Lamp ($83), Byer of Maine Brazil Hammock Chair ($95)
HOW TO DECORATE A MINIMALIST READING NOOK
Minimalist doesn’t mean monochrome and it should never be boring. Create a cozy and colorful cocoon with a bold yellow armchair that will definitely keep you awake through those next few chapters. Make sure your nook is well-lit with a simple floor lamp and keep a magazine rack on hand so you never miss an issue.
Lulu & Georgia Blackberry Absinthe Candle ($40), Lulu & Georgia Taryn Tray ($98), CB2 Crane Floor Lamp ($149), Lulu & Georgia Wink Wink Pillow ($99), H&M Moss-Knit Throw ($60), Dot & Bo Lassiter Periodical Rack ($86), IKEA FEJKA Artifical Potted Plant ($10), Dot & Bo Spiers Armchair ($930)
HOW TO DECORATE A PREPPY READING NOOK
A hot pink armchair is just the accent piece you need to add some much-needed color into your freshened-up decor. Deck it out with piles of throw pillows — the more, the merrier — and make a serious statement with a gold footstool. If you don’t have space for a bookshelf, keep your reading list on a handy tray table or in a gold magazine rack.
PBteen Maybaby Lots O’ Dots Euro Pillow ($49), H&M Scented Candle ($18), Kate Spade Elsie Table Lamp ($398), Lulu & Georgia Pavia Pillow ($67), CB2 Acrylic Tray Table ($80), Lulu & Georgia Kenza Moroccan Pouf ($205), Threshold Gold Rustic Wire Magazine Holder ($9), Joss & Main Augustus Velvet Arm Chair ($875), Dot & Bo Mini Prism Planter ($15)
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