20 Reading Nooks That Book Lovers Will Want To Curl Up In!
Is there anything better than an afternoon spent curled up with a good book? A reading nook is a creative way to transform an awkward corner or underused space into a comfy and cozy spot. Click through this gallery for 20 page-turning ideas.
Avid readers have their pick of a cushy bench or high-back wooden chair in this space designed by Scott Yetman.
A collection of cerulean throw pillows and an owl statuette perched on the windowsill give this Manhattan reading nook an eclectic vibe.
An arched alcove holds a collection of beloved tomes in this historic home.
A daybed piled with pillows makes this light-filled space perfect for unwinding with a favorite read.
A tan leather armchair draped with soft throws makes this space comfortable enough to spend all day lost in a good book.
A playfully patterned ottoman invites you to put your feet up in this kid-friendly reading space.
Iconic Fornasetti wallpaper makes a whimsical statement in this alcove by designer Nam Dang-Mitchell.
Look up! A modest reading nook on the upper level makes use of a dead-end hallway. Glass railings make the space feel connected to the rest of the home.
H&H design editor Sally Armstrong transformed an awkward space under the window into a cozy reading nook with pillows and a neon-patterned pouf.
Fabrics in bright colors and daring patterns make this niche a favorite reading zone. Built-in shelves under the bench showcase colorful spines.
A subdued palette gives designer James Davie’s reading nook a laid-back feel, while a deep inset shelf (left) makes the most of a compact footprint.
Indigo accents give this vintage-meets-modern reading nook a cohesive thread. Designer Emily Henderson chose the sage-colored chaise for its charming, old-world European feel.
A plush window seat is a favorite spot to read and relax in this young girl’s bedroom.
Designer Sophie Burke turned extra space in her dressing room into a quaint reading zone. Natural materials and a simple white envelope impart an air of serenity.
Tucked under a window and furnished with plush pillows and throws, this niche is the perfect spot to curl up with a good book and a cup of coffee.
Plush materials, including a velvet armchair and faux fur rug, make this reading nook a favorite destination. Color-blocked books boost visual impact.
Who wouldn’t love catching up on their reading pile while lounging under a large skylight? H&H design editor Kai Ethier relocated sliding glass doors to create this snug space.
Space under the stairs is often left unused, but L.A.-based designer Jeff W Troyer transformed this home’s spandrel into a quaint and cozy reading area.
Architect Darcie Watson created a casual reading nook in this corner of her principal bedroom using thick, tufted floor cushions. “Lowering your level to the floor allows you to experience the room from another angle,” she explains.
A walnut-panelled dividing wall with a bench in its cutout turns this reading area into a stylish design moment. A slender shelf stores favorite titles.