Creating the Perfect Reading Corner for your House

Reading corners are personal spaces where you can truly be at peace with yourself. Here, you can discover some ideas on how to create your perfect reading corner.
Creating the Perfect Reading Corner for your House

Last update: 16 October, 2018

Reading corners are spaces to relax and read our favorite novels, magazines or newspapers. In order to create these spaces, it’s essential to use materials and furniture that suit your style, and which will help to create a comfortable and welcoming environment.

If you want to create the perfect reading corner, you should pay special attention to the space, lighting and furniture. If you can do all that, you’ll soon be able to create a reading corner anywhere in your house.

Living room reading corners

If you have a large living room full of sofas, armchairs and coffee tables where you like to spend a lot of time relaxing, then the only thing you’re missing is a nice reading corner. You’ve already got everything else your friends and family could possibly need. Now it’s time to create a really personal space, just for you.

A reading corner can literally be just that - a corner in your living room.

Choosing the perfect corner

You can literally choose one particular corner of your living room. Use a comfy armchair made from nice, soft material. If you want, you can add a couple of extra cushions and a warm blanket for reading at night or on a cold winter’s day.

The lighting is essential

It’s important that your chosen reading space gets plenty of natural light during the day, so the nearer you can have your reading corner to the windows, the better. Artificial lighting is also important. We’re sure that, like us, you love to stay up reading late into the night when everyone else has gone to bed…

The silence, a good strong light, and a soothing cup of tea will make this alone time particularly special.

Add a small table

We’re sure you love to sip a nice, warm cup of your favorite herbal infusion while you read your favorite book in your reading corner. Having a small table next to your chair is a great place to keep all your things.

A box or magazine rack

A magazine rack or a simple, decorative box is also a great option you might want to keep in mind. There you can keep your magazines, newspapers and books, and grab whatever you want from the comfort of your armchair.

Windowsill reading corners 

Windowsills are very practical corners where you can create your own special reading space. Whether you live in an apartment or a house, you can create a beautiful reading corner full of natural light. Because it’s so close to the window, this is the ideal place to create your reading corner if you have the time to read during the day.

Add a variety of comfy cushions to make yourself nice and cozy, and so that you can lean against the wall without hurting your back. We also recommend that you get a big blanket as well. If you want to read right next to the window at night, you’re sure to feel the chill.

Children’s reading corners

If you have children who enjoy spending time reading, you can also make them their own personal reading corner in their bedroom. There are lots of unique and original ways to do this.

Make a little tent

For the youngest members of the family, a tent is great place to play undisturbed, and have a bit of space to themselves. With this in mind, building a tent is a really original way of creating a play and reading corner for your children’s bedrooms.

You can make a tent from sheets or fabrics that you don’t use any more. You can also buy children’s tents in almost any toy store. Then add some cushions of different shapes, sizes and colors. You can even hang fairy lights inside the tent.

You can also add a box where your children can keep their books when they’re not using them. Try to encourage them to find a moment in their day to sit back and read a great story.

You can create a reading corner almost anywhere in your house, as long as it's warm and comfortable with plenty of light.

In a world where we’re constantly surrounded by technology, it’s important that we don’t forget to find a space where we can relax, take our minds off things and do something more creative. Reading helps your mind to function properly, and helps to clear your head of the stress of the day, which is why having a reading corner in your house is so important.

It really doesn’t matter if it’s in your living room, your bedroom, or your children’s bedroom. But if you have a whole room to read in, like a library, you can create a much bigger reading corner. The important thing is to enjoy a good book – a couple of hours with your favorite story, and complete relaxation.