Reading is a great way to keep your mind engaged and entertained while allowing your body to wind down after a long day.
Setting up your home with cozy reading spots will ensure you’re giving yourself plenty of opportunities to settle in, grab a big cup of hot cocoa, and get stuck into a story about anything that catches your eye.
Here are some ideas that might work for you:
We all have a place in the bedroom that doesn’t currently serve any purpose but to be a bare corner. Show empty space a little love by setting it up as an ultra-cozy reading nook.
Find an armchair that’s going to fit well for the space you have, and invest in a nice standing lamp so you’re not reading in total darkness. Add a couple of faux fur blankets for some additional layering, and you’re going to be good to go - unloved corner no more.
Are you particularly prone to trouble sleeping through the night? It might be best to keep your reading nook far away from your bedroom. This is because the brain is good at associations: keep your bedroom a sacred space that is just meant for rest and recovery to ensure you fall asleep quickly.
Setting up a corner in your living room next to the bookshelf, or repurposing a window ledge in your home can all make for wonderful reading nooks. Add accessories to make the space comfier - light a few candles, add a large cozy chair, and include something to cuddle up under in case it gets cold.
Nothing quite beats the experience of reading under starlight and listening to the sounds of the world outside while you do it. If you have space, setting up some seating in the form of a hanging chair can transform your balcony or patio from a simple bare space to a place that has function and purpose.
These are especially fun if you live somewhere the weather is just about to get cool and cozy - don’t forget to bring a thermos full of tea to keep you company.
Reading before bedtime is a habit that is constructive in so many more ways than one - set up one of these nooks and get started on your reading wishlist to prep yourself for nights spent productively and in total peace.
Did you set up a cozy reading spot in your house? Leave a comment below to share your thoughts and tips!