Weekend Project: How to Create a Cozy Reading Nook in 6 Simple Steps

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Nothing goes better together than nooks and books. Learn how to create a cozy reading nook for fall and winter.

As the weather gets colder, many of us choose to stay at home and wrap ourselves in cozy blankets with our favorite book and a warm drink. Fall and winter are the perfect seasons to catch up on our reading list and spend more time indoors. One of the ways to help you finish your long reading list is by creating a cozy reading nook. It’s simple and attainable. Having a dedicated nook for you to escape to and staying up past your bedtime is the dream!

If you’re looking for a new weekend project or you’re looking for inspiration to help you design the building nook of your dreams, look no further! Here’s how to create a cozy reading nook you’ve always wanted.

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A Cozy Accent Chair

Let’s start designing your reading nook with a cozy accent chair. Choose a chair that you can sit comfortably for hours. You can also add an ottoman to rest your tired feet.

How to Create a Cozy Reading Nook

A Stylish Side Table

The next step on how to create a cozy reading nook is to add a stylish side table where you can place your books, e-readers, charger, pen, highlighters, sticky notes, mug, candle, and lamp. It’s quite obvious we’re taking reading a bit seriously.

How to Create a Cozy Reading Nook

Adjustable Reading Lamp

Decorate your reading nook with an adjustable lamp where you can dim the light if needed.

How to Create a Cozy Reading Nook

Comfy Throw Pillows and Blankets

Of course, nothing says cozy like soft throw pillows and chunky knitted blankets! You can’t miss these items when designing your reading nook. Not to be dramatic, but a reading nook won’t be cozy enough without throw pillows and blankets.

How to Create a Cozy Reading Nook

Plants and Seasonal Florals

Keep the space fresh and lively with plants and seasonal florals placed in vases. You can also decorate your reading nook with seasonal plants or décor. Since the holidays are coming up, hang a wreath and garlands in the space to get into the holiday spirit.

Scented Candle

Set the mood of your reading nook by lighting up scented candles. It can instantly make the space feel warm, brighter, and inviting. Choose candles according to your mood or the season. Right now, we’re loving fall-scented candles, but we’ll definitely change them into holiday-scented candles in the coming weeks.

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