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Create a cozy reading corner in the house

Updated: Aug 29, 2020

We’re all fond of spending quality time, watching films with family & munching on to mom’s delicacies in the house. While the book-lover in us is almost always in search of a cozy corner to spend some time connecting to our favourite authors by reading their well written books.

Reading books is a practise which creates cognitive engagement & improves a person’s concentration & thinking skills and hence, nobody likes disturbance while reading them. Most people prefer creating their own reading corners in their house. These may not necessarily be huge, you can literally choose one particular corner of your living room.

The main purpose of creating one is that it is meant to be relaxing & thus needs a lot of personalization. You need to first decide what would make it look cozier? To most of us, it includes a comfy chair, an ottoman of some kind to put your feet on, a blanket to curl up with, and a place to set a drink.

In order to have a perfect one, select the colors & furniture that suit your personality & make you feel comfortable. Pay heed to what materials & lightings are being used, only then, you will be able to design a welcoming environment & have a cozy reading corner.

Below listed are some suggestions that will help you create a relaxing reading corner for yourself- 

Speaking of the most essential factor required for a cozy reading space and considering the fact that it is always best to have a Natural Lighting in your reading space, plan on creating one which is closer to your windows. While on the other side, when most of our book lovers like to binge on to books late in the night, Artificial Lighting also plays an important role. You can always add beautiful lamps or candles to your reading space to make it look elegant even at night.

Adding a small table near your reading area can always be helpful. Sipping your refreshments like tea coffee or a glass of juice makes it a special reading time. Why not make it convenient? Besides, you can always keep all your things on the little table & make yourself comfortable. 

Utilising your space in the best way, you can always place a nice book rack where you can store all your magazines, favourite books & collection of comics. It need not be a huge one, depending on space & aesthetics, pick the one that suits you the best. The best part is, you need not wander around the house for a book, it keeps your books organised & in one place.

Choose the right seating for yourself & you’re almost there. No matter how organized your books are, or how beautifully the lightings have been arranged. As long as your seating isn't comfortable, you would never feel cozy in your reading corner. Be picky. Utilise as much time as it takes to pick yourself the best chair. Place it correctly & start reading!

Try to add some decor to your little reading space. Maybe a tiny ceramic pot, scented candles and framed photographs will make the book really feel like yours. Even a beautiful colored rug that adds to your decor, works absolutely well to a cozy reading corner. 

Most importantly, keep in mind that the aesthetic of your peaceful spot should be free from clutter. Be picky on what makes you comfortable enough that you feel escaped to another person's world while reading a book. We would love to hear from you. Let us know if these inspire you to create your reading corner or leave the pictures in the comments!

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