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24 Reading Nook Ideas Bookworms Will Appreciate

Written by: Julia Roxan

Whether it’s a small corner in your office or an entire room in your house, refuel your adoration for books with these 25 reading nook ideas!

Wish you had a reading nook? As we get older, our time to enjoy quiet spaces and our favorite activities grow scarce. If you’re reading this, perhaps you too were once an avid reader or a dedicated collector of novels. One thing we all know is that this hobby requires an abundance of time, patience, concentration, and most importantly, space. Cluttered environments surely don’t make the best reading spaces, nor does your distracting office desk or other frantic communal areas. If a sense of serenity and momentary escape is what you’re searching for then this article is for you.

 

 

An excellent reading nook is whatever you choose to make of it. Whether it’s a small corner in your office or an entire room in your house, this space should feature only the most essential items, intentionally positioned for the most relaxing and productive experience. Refuel your adoration for books with these 24 reading nook ideas!

 

 

How To Create An Outdoor Reading Nook

 

If the constant transition from one indoor space to another has you feeling claustrophobic, it’s time to take your reading outdoors. Not only do outdoor reading nooks provide some much-needed fresh air and a change of scenery, these spaces also offer a sense of physical escape.

 

 

Wherever you choose, make yourself comfortable. Feeling at home and safe in your new secret reading nook is just as important as finding a compelling read. If this space is entirely yours, consider adding furniture to enhance your experience.

 

An outdoor hammock works wonders for those seeking a simple set-up. In such instances, we suggest choosing a cushioned hammock with a sturdy overhang to support your weight. The hammock should also feature an easy-to-use overhang which does not require much effort to install. Saucer-style hammocks with circular frames and supporting pillows for your neck and feet, don’t require much space and can easily form a comfortable and portable reading spot.

Key Features

  • Easy hook installation
  • 264 lb weight capacity
  • 100% heavy-duty cotton fabric

Specifications

  • 56 inches (D) x 46.25 inches (H)

Pros

  • Lightweight and sturdy
  • Neck and feet support
  • Portable
  • Tripod stand compatible

Cons

  • Space consuming
  • Additional Swivel Hook Snap purchase necessary

 

Thankfully, if a little breeze is all you’re missing, a patio reading nook will work just as well. Consider investing a little bit more in beautifying this newfound outdoor reading nook. This way, you won’t always need a book in hand to enjoy your patio to its fullest. The Fundouns Two-Person Patio Porch Swing Chair is a great piece to start with. Neutral in its color scheme and not at all overwhelming in its size, this patio swing chair will fit in seamlessly with any preexisting outdoor furniture you may already own. Featuring optimal UV protection and waterproof capabilities, this swing chair comes complete with a canopy, removable soft cushions, and feet pads to provide additional sitting support, and shade. Its at-rest angle can also be easily adjusted in accordance with the ever-changing sun – making it an ideal and highly adaptable choice of outdoor reading nook furniture.

Key Features

  • User-friendly design
  • Waterproof
  • UV Protection
  • Rust-resistant

Specifications

  • 56 inches (H) x 43 inches (W) x 66.5 inches (L)

Pros

  • Adjustable Canopy
  • Stable and durable
  • Spacious two-person seating
  • Removable soft cushions and anti-skid feet pads

Cons

  • 40-minute assembly period

 

Reading outdoors is all fun and games till it gets dark. To make matters worse, many of us don’t even have the necessary daylight hours to spare on a book. Luckily, society’s technological evolution has progressed to the point of ready-to-use lighting installations. Why settle on a single light bulb or miniature lamp when you can easily install outdoor string lights. Spanning 48-feet per string, these commercial-grade outdoor string lights feature integrated hanging loops to ease installation, and heavy-duty wire construction to ensure safety throughout long-term use. Furthermore, these string lights are extremely durable. Not only can they withstand the wear-and-tear of daily use, they can remain fully intact and unscathed even during the harshest weather conditions.

Key Features

  • Versatile
  • Commercial grade
  • ETL listed
  • Easy installation

Specifications

  • 2 x 48-feet strings (96-feet total length)

Pros

  • Weather-proof
  • IP65 waterproof
  • Built-in hanging loop
  • 40-strand end connector

Cons

  • Non-adjustable length

 

Who says an outdoor reading nook can’t be as comfortable as your living room? Design your own outdoor living space to mimic your favorite aspects of your home. This lightweight and easy-to-move patio sofa set features durable and weather-resistant rattan components for long-lasting use and hassle-free maintenance. What’s more, this cushioned sofa set comes complete with a steel frame, tempered glass tabletop for you to place any additional decor, coffee mugs, or even a few of your favorite novels.

Key Features

  • Timeless design
  • Portable and easy to store
  • UV Protection PE rattan
  • Waterproof fabric
  • Easy maintenance

Specifications

  • 124.5 inches (L) x 28.75 inches (W) x 26.77 inches (H)

Pros

  • Weather-proof
  • Lightweight
  • Complementary tempered glass tabletop

Cons

  • Non-space-effective

 

If a full-blown sofa set is too much for you and an outdoor swing set can get a little cramped, perhaps you may consider a minimalist storage bench. Showcasing 70 gallons of hidden storage space beneath its seat, this Keter Solana Storage Bench features weather-resistant resin and polypropylene components to combat long-term rust, peeling, and denting. Complete with drilled holes suitable for any padlock, this patio bench forms the ideal storage unit and reading spot, for individuals who prefer subtle furnishing and one specific space to stow all their activity-related belongings.

Key Features

  • Anti-rust polypropylene construction
  • Natural wood appearance and texture
  • Hidden storage unit

Specifications

  • 54. 6 inches (L) x 23. 4 inches (W) x 32. 8 inches (H)
  • Interior Dimensions: 50. 4 inches (L) x 19. 7 inches (W) x 15 inches (H)

Pros

  • Weather-proof
  • 551 lb ​​weight capacity
  • 70 gallons of hidden storage space
  • Padlock friendly closure

Cons

  • Requires an additional padlock purchase

 

 

Cozy Reading Nooks for Indoor Spaces

 

The best thing about creating cozy reading nooks in your immediate surroundings is that one can always retreat back to it at any given time. All the outdoor cover in the world may not mean much if one inherently does not enjoy foul weather. For that reason, finding a comfy reading nook indoors can help create a second safe space for days when the sun refuses to shine. Whether you’re seeking home library ideas or a cozy indoor reading nook for small spaces, these suggestions will get you one step closer to your goal.

 

 

Ditch the upright office chair and settle into this ultra-comfy indoor hammock! Whether you’re at home or in the office, this VIVOHOME Hanging Hammock Chair will physically transport you to the world of literary imagination, just a few inches off the ground! Featuring bohemian-style fringe and net patterning, this high-quality and lightweight cotton hammock is designed to cradle your body gently as you read. Complete with integrated hoops for easy hanging, this hammock promises enhanced durability with the incorporation of sturdy ropes and intricate knits. What’s more, its extremely stylish appearance is further accentuated by complementary 39-feet long LED string lights! Snap a pic before and after your reading session and witness the complete 180-degree change in your smile!

Key Features

  • 100% cotton material
  • Two-mode LED lighting
  • Versatile
  • Net and fringe patterning

Specifications

  • 31.5 inches (L) x 23.6 inches (W) x 53.1 inches (H)

Pros

  • 330 lb weight capacity
  • Durable and sturdy rope knitting
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Hammock stand not included

 

Enjoy the best of both worlds when you position this Christopher Knight Armed Fabric Storage Bench by a nearby window! Offering ample space for one to lounge about comfortably, this dark teal bench will make an excellent addition to any corner reading nook. Featuring a palatial storage unit beneath the seat, this sofa storage bench can easily be integrated into any small reading area, and be enjoyed with or without a book!

Key Features

  • Versatile use
  • Minimal design

Specifications

  • Overall Dimensions: 19. 75 inches (L) x 50 inches (W) x 19. 50 inches (H)
  • Seat Dimensions: 37 inches (W) x 18. 75 inches (D) x 14 inches (H)

Pros

  • Exceptional tailoring
  • Durable fabric
  • Hidden storage space

Cons

  • Light assembly required

 

An often overlooked aspect when creating an indoor reading nook is finding a convenient place to store all your materials. While some homeowners prefer dual-purpose furnishing for their space-effective design, others favor more traditional decor. Providing you with both the innovation of modern design and familiarity of tradition, this NAIYUFA Rotating Bookshelf is a multi-functional organizer and an excellent addition to any living room storage unit. It enables users to store their items based on classification, and can even double up as a coffee table or small stool. What’s more, this bookshelf can rotate 360 degrees in any direction!

Key Features

  • Versatile use
  • Wide capacity
  • Ready-to-use

Specifications

  • 15.4 inches (B) x 46 inches (H)

Pros

  • 360-degree free-rotation
  • Convenient classification
  • Non-toxic and high-density wood-plastic material
  • Tool-free assembly
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Color may slightly differ from image

 

Unfortunately, interior design may not be everyone’s forte. As such, coming up with fresh and simple reading room ideas can pose a challenge to some. Thankfully, most carpenters realize this and have done the work for us! This wooden storage bookcase literally comes complete with its very own built-in comfy reading nook. Showcasing six spacious and convenient storage spaces, alongside a cushioned central seat, this small reading area will make the perfect corner reading nook!

Key Features

  • Simple installation
  • Versatile use
  • Modern design

Specifications

  • 39.8 inches (B) x 23.8 inches (H)

Pros

  • Child-friendly
  • Convenient storage space
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Built-in reading nook

Cons

  • Tool assembly required

 

If you’re anything like me and prefer your immediate surroundings to have as few things as possible, you will love this novel and comic book storage basket. Not only is it small and portable, but this storage basket can also easily be tossed into any one of your home’s preexisting cupboards. Why buy more drawer sets and shelves when you can make perfect use of what you already have? Complete with a reinforced structure for stability, one can be sure that their books will not be bent even when stacked below other things. Drop this convenient and highly accessible storage basket off at work and enjoy your favorite books anywhere, at any time.

Key Features

  • Versatile and ready-to-use
  • Embroidered design

Specifications

  • 14.5 inches (L) x 11 inches (W) x 9 inches (H)

Pros

  • Child-friendly
  • Convenient storage space
  • Reinforced for stability
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Lid not provided

 

 

 

DIY Reading Nook Ideas

 

An entire room makeover may not be in our cards right now. Thankfully the Internet is flooding with simple and affordable reading nook ideas for small spaces. DIY your very own cozy reading nooks with any one, if not all, these superb investments!

 

 

Nothing says DIY more than a floor reading nook. However, don’t be fooled. Laying sprawled out on the floor with a good book can feel extremely liberating and surprisingly comfortable. That is of course, if you’ve invested in a high-quality rug. This Junovo Round and Fluffy Soft Rug comes in eleven distinct colorways. Composed of high-quality fabric with an excellent finish, this ultra-soft rug features non-slip design qualities and fluffy faux fur to facilitate a warm and comfortable floor reading experience. Furthermore, this rug is a stylish and elegant addition to any home, whether or not you commit to using it as a floor reading nook.

Key Features

  • Multi-purpose
  • Ready-to-use

Specifications

  • 4-feet (D)

Pros

  • Non-slip design

Cons

  • Requires hand washing and air drying

 

Bean bag chairs are another great addition to your DIY floor reading nook! Bringing joy to the whole family, these chairs are revered for their exceptional ability to morph in accordance to one’s body. Moisture-resistant and undeniably comfortable, these chairs are easy to maintain and can easily be shared or moved around. Combine an oversized bean bag chair with a fluffy rug to dip your toes in, and you’ll have a floor reading nook match made in heaven!

Key Features

  • Multi-purpose
  • Ready-to-use
  • Durable

Specifications

  • 60 inches (L) x 60 inches (W) x 34 inches (H)

Pros

  • Family-friendly
  • Moisture-resistant
  • Removable double stitched micro-suede fiber
  • Machine washable and stain-resistant
  • 38 color variations available
  • Form-fitting

Cons

  • One-adult capacity

 

Chances are if you’re seeking DIY reading nook ideas, you’re hoping to maximize space without incurring hefty costs. For this reason, you will probably be scouting for one solid investment which can fulfill a multitude of your desires at once. If there is nothing else you consider on your quest to create a comfy reading nook, we suggest betting your eggs on this Vonanda Sofa Bed. Comprising of breathable linen fabric and high-density sponge cushioning, this four-in-one multi-functional sofa bed provides ample neck, shoulders, back and feet support, whilst easily transforming into a sofa, lounger, bed, and chair. When feeling restless, simply readjust your positioning or the sofa’s five-level backrest, and there you have it! Endless relaxation.

Key Features

  • Multi-purpose
  • Convertible design

Specifications

  • Bed: 74 inches (L) x 32 inches (H)
  • Chair: 37 inches (L) x 27 inches (W) x 17 inches (H)

Pros

  • Family-friendly
  • Breathable linen fabric
  • Adjustable support
  • No assembly required
  • 440 lb weight capacity
  • High-density seating foam with Zig Zag spring

Cons

  • Utilizes imitation cotton

 

Get comfy in this cozy reading nook. The Discovery World Furniture Daybed is yet another solid investment space-conscious readers can consider. Complete with a full wooden bookcase and six matching drawer sets to store your personal belongings, novels, and even place coffee mugs, this daybed can be used for casual lounging, sleeping, and as a DIY reading nook!

Key Features

  • Solid wood construction
  • Spacious

Specifications

  • 77 inches (L) x 62.5 inches (W) x 49 inches (H)

Pros

  • Full bookcase storage
  • Six drawer sets
  • Quality pine wood material

Cons

  • Mattress and pillows not included

 

All this talk about storing books on shelves, under seats, and in boxes, can’t be complete without at least mentioning decorative bookends. While these can be used as mere decor, they work just as effectively in organizing a reading nook. If you enjoy leaving incomplete books around the house for later use or are faced with the predicament of curbing your collection due to the lack of shelf space, decorative bookends are the answer to all your concerns! Have your books standing in neat rows across the coffee table or shelf, regardless of their weight and stability with these bookends. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing and available in a multitude of designs, bookends add a dash of personality and flavor to your reading nook.

Key Features

  • Versatile use

Specifications

  • ‎7 inches (L) x 4 inches (W) x 7 inches (H)

Pros

  • Environmentally-friendly resin
  • Elegant decor

Cons

  • Painted surface may eventually chip
  • Not scratch resistant

 

 

Reading Nook Ideas For Adults

 

Now, we’re not saying that all previous suggestions can’t apply to adults. Instead, we recognize that most working adults are significantly busier and may need an extra nudge in getting their reading nook started. For the reasons stated, these suggestions work well on their own, are space-efficient, easy to install, and don’t require much preplanning.

 

 

Don’t overthink it. A cozy reading nook is anywhere that you feel comfortable escaping into a good book. With that being said, there is absolutely no reason why the bed you already own can’t be your reading nook. If you can’t think of anything but sleep in its presence, perhaps sprucing up its appearance may help. Bed canopies set the stage for almost any occasion, be it reading a book, personal reflection, nap time, or romance. This bed canopy in particular comes complete with an array of fluorescent stars which glow in the dark. Made from heat and fire-resistant fabric, this canopy is safe to use all night, long after you’ve fallen asleep.

Key Features

  • Versatile
  • Easy installation

Specifications

  • 78.74 inches x 78.74 inches x 57.09 inches

Pros

  • 100% Polyester with 380 meshes per square-inch
  • Heat and fire-resistant fabric
  • Kid-friendly
  • 76 fluorescent stars
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • No bug net included

 

Unfortunately, the urgent demands of everyday life often mean that we require a lot more than a good book review or the fact that we already bought it to motivate us to start reading. In such times, I’ve found that enticing visual cues work wonders. Honestly, who would’ve thought that one single piece of whacky furniture can kickstart an entire range of intentional decisions?

 

 

In this case, that one piece of furniture is the Artwish Tree Bookshelf. Showcasing high-quality thickened wood with a strong bearing capacity, this ultra-stylish, free-standing tree bookshelf comes complete with four suction cups at its base to enhance stability. Whether you incorporate it as an art-deco piece in your office or home, this eye-catching book nook is sure to remind you to read.

Key Features

  • Space-efficient storage
  • Artistic design

Specifications

  • ‎40.2 inches (H) x 22.5 inches (W) x 8.7 inches (D)

Pros

  • Free 30-day warranty
  • Strong bearing capacity
  • Detailed wood grain workmanship
  • Assembly tools provided

Cons

  • Tool assembly required

 

A convenient addition to any home or office space, the ClosetMaid Three-Cube Storage Bench makes a great reading corner for adults. Plop down on its comfy cushioning for a rest or grab a book out of any one of its three pigeon holes for a momentary period of escape.

Key Features

  • Simple utilitarian design
  • Versatile use

Specifications

  • 18.5 inches (H) x 35.27 inches (L) x 14.014 inches (W)

Pros

  • Compatible with cubicle fabric drawers
  • Manufactured wood material

Cons

  • Tool assembly required

 

If you spend a lot of time in the office, it may not be practical to invest in a daybed or convertible sofa chair. Plus, unless your company has a big budget, office chairs are typically not that comfortable either. Therefore, if space permits, a reclining and folding floor chair may be your best bet for a comfy reading nook. Thanks to its folding capabilities, this chair can be considered somewhat space effective, though it is definitely comfortable. Complete with a backrest that can adjust to four different sitting positions, this sturdy yet lightweight chair features linen fabric and thick, tufted cushioning. It can also be easily transferred from room to room in case you have trouble finding privacy.

Key Features

  • Durable build
  • Versatile use

Specifications

  • ‎25 inches (L) x 24 inches (W) x 34.75 inches (H)

Pros

  • Foldable design
  • 360-degree mobility
  • Easy storage
  • Lightweight
  • Adjustable backrest
  • 285-pound weight capacity
  • Thick tufted cushioning and linen fabric

Cons

  • Can be space consuming when not in use

 

Kids Reading Nook Ideas

 

Make learning how to read fun for your kids and younger siblings by setting up small reading areas around the house! Not only will this serve as an educational pastime, reading together can also be a fun family bonding experience.

 

 

Dedicate a small corner of your child or younger sibling’s play or bedroom to reading. Filling this corner reading nook by KidKraft will make an extremely space-efficient and comfortable reading corner. This reading nook facilitates space to store all of their favorite storybooks and even features a cushioned seat. Complete with a child-friendly design, this corner reading nook minimizes sharp edges and sports a smooth wood finish.

Key Features

  • Mid-century style design with sliding doors

Specifications

  • 31.5 inches (H) x 31.5 inches (L) x 27.95 inches (W)

Pros

  • Quilted cushioning
  • Ample storage space
  • Space efficient
  • Electric cord concealment
  • 210 lb weight capacity
  • Child-friendly

Cons

  • Tool assembly required

 

If pulling out a cushioned chair is much too boring for your active toddler, consider turning reading time into a fun opportunity for a playdate. Whether the date’s just with you or their friends, this adorable Teepee Tent creates a great atmosphere to learn reading whilst playing pretend! Settle by the tent’s imaginary campfire, and bond over various tales of adventure and suspense!

Key Features

  • Small and easy to assemble teepee tent for children

Specifications

  • 50 inches (B) x 61 inches (H)

Pros

  • Baby-friendly
  • Smooth wooden poles
  • 100% cotton and non-toxic materials
  • Lightweight and easy to store
  • Waterproof base
  • Complementary fairy lights
  • Features four interior pockets and two windows with covers
  • High quality canvas
  • Stability balls for safety
  • Machine-washable
  • Three-child capacity

Cons

  • Space-consuming

 

Perhaps they’re playing Tarzan today and an astronaut tomorrow, either way, this kid-friendly hanging pod will make a cozy reading nook for any young reader! Showcasing vibrant colors, this cushioned hanging pod features a strong cotton canvas with reinforced hanging straps and stitching to ensure optimal safety and comfort.

Key Features

  • Well-balanced hanging chair system

Specifications

  • 57 inches x 21 inches x 57 inches

Pros

  • Kid-friendly
  • 170 lb weight capacity
  • Hanging hardware included
  • Inflatable cushion seat

Cons

  • Limited wiggle room in each pod

 

Give your little ones the best! Why settle on regular reading nook chairs when they can have the KidKraft Deluxe Reading Nook! Shaped in the facade of a house, this picture-worthy deluxe reading nook comes complete with cushioned seating and two fabric drawer sets for storing toys and storybooks. What’s more, you too can get use out of it! This deluxe reading nook features four shelves, a tablet display holder, and an open storage area – that’s more than enough space for the two of you to share!

Key Features

  • Modern design with convenient storage

Specifications

  • 44 inches (L) x 15.75 inches (W) x 54.25 inches (H)

Pros

  • Kid-friendly
  • 210 lbs weight capacity
  • Built-in reading nook for kids
  • Features two 12″ fabric bins and four book storage shelves
  • Removable printed canvas canopy
  • Open storage area
  • Cushioned seating

Cons

  • Tool assembly required

 

 

Reading may not always be the most enticing activity for a toddler, especially when its competitors are Barbie, LEGO sets, and cartoons. Thankfully, it’s not impossible to create a cozy reading nook that children want to be part of. Reading in these children’s character chairs by Trend Lab can help! Available in 19 unique designs, these adorable cushioned chairs feature colorful puppies, dinosaurs, unicorns, lions, flowers, bunnies, and more!

Key Features

  • Colorful animal designs

Specifications

  • 21 inches x 19 inches x 19 inches

Pros

  • Kid-friendly
  • Soft and sturdy design
  • Rich fabric with embroidery
  • Three-dimensional features

Cons

  • Not suitable for children under 12 months

 

Finding time to unwind with a compelling book may not always be easy, but creating a conducive environment can ease this process. Big or small, the ideal reading nook should facilitate ample light and exude a sense of comfort. These reading nook ideas can be applied in almost any setting, and are sure to kickstart a new intellectually nourishing hobby!

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