Create Your Own Reading Area
Enjoy reading in no time with these tips that will help you create a cozy reading nook
Are you a certified bookworm? You can easily turn a corner of the home into your own personal reading area with these helpful hints.
Styling by Issa Villar. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.
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- Don’t overstuff your shelves. You’ll have a hard time finding specific books and this will cause your shelves to sag. A well-arranged bookshelf can serve as décor, too.
- Add accessories. Mix in decorative pieces to break the monotony of books on the shelf.
- Plop a couple of pillows or add a chair next to your bookcase so the next time you pass this corner, you’ll want to sit down, take a break, and read.
- Don’t forget to have proper lighting. Position your reading area near a window and have a lamp ready beside your chair.
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Solid colors will work best but if you want a print, opt for bold patterns that will pop out more.
For tips on how to organize your books, check out https://www.realliving.com.ph/tips-and-guides/5-ways-to-organize-your-books