The Coziest Reading Nooks to Recreate in Your Home

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Photo by Aimée Mazzenga for The Everygirl

Reading is my favorite way to pass time aside from making stuff. Whether I am buried in a good book or scrolling the latest article on Twitter, if I’m at home, you can usually find me devouring a story or two in between baby time or cooking dinner. As I’ve been thinking a lot about writing my own book, I’ve also been working on creating my own private reading nook in our home for those sacred moments I find myself alone to read. These moments are few and far between but so sweet when they happen! I recently worked with the team to put together several of our favorite reading nooks. Whether they are extra cozy or used more for a functional bookshelf space, these are some seriously Pinterest-worthy nooks to bookmark! I would love to hear, what does your favorite reading nook look like?!

Photo via Hunker Home

I love this cozy yet organized little corner that is perfect for storing books and displaying pretty throw pillows.

Photo via Fashionismo

This is a true reading nook with the world’s comfiest chair to nestle up into. No reading corner is complete without a lamp and some down throw pillows.

Photo via Homepolish

A big and beautiful bookshelf is on my list to create in my home. I often dream of having a huge library-like wall of books to choose from Beauty and the Beast style.

Photo by Alison Bernier for Style by Emily Henderson

You’ve got to a love a reading nook that has somewhere to sprawl out and even reach for your favorite book. This home has the right idea.

Photo via Urban Outfitters

I’m into this earthy makeshift nook by the window with a little foliage sprinkled into the mix.

Photo by Simon Maxwell for Design Milk

If your style is more modern, this little rustic yet futuristic space looks nice to settle into for the afternoon.

Photo via Décor Aid

I love a chair with a good throw. I also like how this space even has a footrest.

Photo via My Move

All the white in this space really gives it a good clean and crisp feeling. Pop a bright pillow in there to give it that much-needed boost of color.

Photo via Design*Sponge

If you are not into clean and simple or anything too modern, this thrift-inspired nook might speak to your vintage heart a bit more.

Photo via Brady Tolbert

Artsy and earthy always seems to feel right in my book. I like all the different textures in this little corner.

Photo by Pernille Kaalund for KK Living

If you are in the mood to really kick back and relax, I love the thought of adding a daybed into your room or patio to fully sprawl out on.

Photo by Elin Hanna Maria

And for your sweet kids who love to read, how cute are these little spots (above and below) to cuddle into with a good book?

Photo by Miss Kyree Loves

The Reading Nook Essentials

A (really comfy!) chair
Somewhere to put your feet up
Great lighting
A cozy blanket


BY Kate Arends - September 7, 2018

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September 7, 2018 1:41 pm

All of these are soooo cozy looking.

September 7, 2018 2:27 pm

Reading nooks are the best!! I have a sort-of-reading-nook with a really nice chair, but the lighting isn’t so hot and there’s no side-table for a tea so it’s only mediocre. Could definitely use some of these inspiring images!

Eva |

September 7, 2018 2:47 pm

Oh man, I really, really need a reading nook in my living room now!

September 8, 2018 6:52 am

I was just thinking about this! Going inside at the end of summer! You are such an inspiration!

September 10, 2018 2:43 am

Ahhh, the pictures just want me to grab a book and start reading. <3

September 10, 2018 8:39 am

So cozy! I need this in my life!

September 11, 2018 12:02 pm

That big comfy grey chair is just SCREAMING my name!!
| Katie Actually |

September 11, 2018 8:07 pm

I’ve always dreamt of having a reading nook — it’s such a necessity for cozying up during the fall. 🙂


September 13, 2018 2:40 pm

Where are the sources for these photos? Not cool to link back to where these originally came from. I appreciate that when reading a blog. For instance the first photo with the bookshelf bench.. anyone know the source? Thanks

September 22, 2018 7:48 pm

I actually have this really great bay window in the living room. Dying to turn that into a reading nook now!

November 7, 2018 6:19 pm

I love to read as well as Adult colouring so I have just curled up on my bed to do some reading. Thanx.

January 28, 2021 12:18 pm

These are all beautiful. Do you happen to know where to purchase the comfy gray chair?

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