Cosy Reading Corners and Nooks: 6 Snuggly Essentials

Cosy reading corner, book nook, reading nook, reading room… whatever its name, a spot in your home to read, scroll or simply sit and daydream enriches your life.

Whether it’s the warm or cool months, a cosy spot to self-nurture is a must. It doesn’t require much to create this idyllic spot, maybe just a little planning.

From side tablesthrows to soft seating and moody lighting, we outline the six snuggly essentials to set up your very own cosy reading corner (which your pet may steal when your back is turned!)

Choose a comfortable chair

It’s all about the chair with a book nook, so choose a comfortable chair, armchair or snuggler you enjoy curling up in.

This child curls up in a reading corner within a family friendly Togo modular sofa by Ligne Roset. The fabric type is ‘alcantara’ which is a hard wearing and easy to clean microfibre – but it’s soft and comfortable too. | Photo: Derek Swalwell.

Placing your comfortable chair in direct sunlight boosts the liveability factor of your reading nook. This Oyster armchair has a matching Oyster footstool which amps up the comfort factor too. | Photo: Martina Gemmola, L&M Home.

A swivel armchair adds dimension to your quiet zone so you can position yourself under a light, to face towards (or away!) from loved ones and distractions. This cosy Pumpkin swivel armchair by Ligne Roset has a swivel base which adds convenience. Pets often find the cosiest corner of a home! It’s no surprise this adorable dog is enjoying our Pumpkin armchair. | Photo: Eve Wilson, The Design Files.

Add a side table to your reading corner

Bringing a side table or footstool into your reading corner vignette provides a place to rest your glasses, phone, book or beverage.

A sculptural Bold side table by HC28 sits in prime position at this beachside home. It is a handy addition for trinkets. The rattan chair creates the perfect corner to enjoy the view and ponder life. Take the home tour. | Photo: Dave Kulesza.

For a reading nook with complete comfort, add a double-duty footstool. This Ruche footstool will happily relieve your tired feet or hold your lap top, reading materials and more. | Photo: Shannon McGrath.

A multi-level side table offers extra space for reading items. Plus this rattan side table is light and easy to move, should you wish to cocoon outdoors.

Place a rug on the floor

Whether it has a small or large footprint, add a rug to your cosy reading corner to anchor the zone and give it definition.

Here a textured sisal floor rug from Weave Home adds warmth and cosiness to this reading corner. | Photo: Marc Buckner.

Add lighting to your book nook

Hunker down and focus on your reading or relaxing with appropriate ambient or task lighting.

A floor lamp illuminates this Pumpkin armchair with task lighting to help make reading easier. | Photo: Martina Gemmola, L&M Home.

An arching suspended wall light reaches over this chill out zone for ambient lighting. | Photo: Derek Swalwell.

Sprinkle comfort makers

Throws, cushions and candles help to create a cosy reading nook in which to while away time. Try a tonal complementary throw and cushion combination. Alternatively, contrasting colours work well to spark interest.

Stack books

Create a cosy nook with an interesting stack of novels, biographies or coffee table books within reach. This lures many a would-be comfort-seeker to curl up and read.

Visit DOMO to buy reading corner essentials

Want to style up your cosy reading corner or nook? Explore the huge array of cosy furniture and homewares in-store at DOMO. DOMO’s design experts are ready to assist offering you access to unique design pieces and designer brands from around the world.

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