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10 Reading Nook Ideas

Open a book in these unique and cozy reading nooks!

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Ladder Nook

If you have a large window situated between floors in your house, build out the window sill into a space perfect for cozying up with a novel. Make it accessible by adding a ladder! Check out these 11 tips for creating a relaxing reading nook.

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Tent Nook

If you have an existing reading nook that needs to be jazzed up, hang paper lamps from the ceiling and layer canvas drapes to create an indoor glamping site perfect for feeling like you’ve escaped, even in your room! If you love to camp, check out these camping hacks, tips & tricks.

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Library Book Nook

Make your reading nook a mini library by installing shelves for books, good overhead lighting, and painting the interior and trim a warm color. Check out how to build a classic floor-to-ceiling bookcase.

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Attic Nook

If you’ve always wanted to utilize your attic for more than storage, take advantage of the window by creating a cushioned ledge around it for a super cozy and quiet space. Take a look at these other 13 unexpected attic spaces you’ll adore.

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Basement Nook

Utilize the space under the basement stairs for a quiet reading nook perfect for escaping people running though the house upstairs. Check out how to finish a basement so you can enjoy that nook the comfiest way possible.

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Chairlift Nook

A super unique reading nook idea, repurpose an old ski chairlift by tucking it in a corner of your home, repainting and adding a rustic bench and table to put your feet up. Draped blankets and pillows add a warm touch. Here’s how to refinish furniture, so you can make that chairlift look just right!

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Small Children’s Nook

For a reading nook that’s perfect for chilling out your child, construct a colorful wood half arch that tucks perfectly against a wall. String some lights inside, lay down a furry blanket and voila! If you’re intrigued by secret hiding places, check out this ultimate guide to secret hiding places in your home.

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Swing Nook

Let your child move while they read by installing a hanging wicker or wrought iron pendant swing from the ceiling. Check out these 10 pretty porch swings for more inspiration!

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In-the-Wall Nook

Great for children, get creative with your reading nook with a plush seat that just so happens to be installed in the wall! It’s a dramatic statement when no one is in there, and a perfect place to curl up once your little one gets inside.

Alexa Erickson
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