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7 Envy-Worthy Reading Nooks You Can Recreate

Be a happy bookworm in a snug and organized corner

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Photography: @huisjeinhetnoorden and @kapitomullerinterior on Instagram (Main Photos)

If you find comfort in the company of books and magazines, we’re sure you’d want a special place where you can read to your heart’s delight. Whether you dream of a simple spot with floor pillows or a spacious nook with a side table and wall-mounted shelves, we’ve found the most charming pegs for you. Save and bookmark these for your next home project:

 

A window seat is a good option if you have a blank space near a window. Maximize natural light by having a customized seat with storage underneath for books and magazines. Opt for gray cushions and a mix of light, cream, and white pillows for a chic, minimalist look.

Find similar furnishings at SM Home, 5th Floor SM Makati, Ayala Center, Barangay San Lorenzo Village, Makati City.

 

If you only have a corner near a hallway or an unused spot near the living area, define your reading nook with a pretty area rug. Place an armchair as a focal point and pair it with a wooden side table where you can display your current reads and a few accessories. Complete the setup with a throw draped over a stool.

Find similar pieces at Habitat, 3rd Level Abenson, 28th Street and 4th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig (beside Ascott BGC Hotel).

 

Those who have been saving up for a reading nook may want to explore the possibilities of having a customized shelf. Whether you only have a blank wall to work with or a generous space under the stairs, a floor-to-ceiling bookcase can liven it up and make it functional. Depending on the color of your walls and furniture, choose a finish that complements it. A dark wood option can add elegance while a light wood finish can add a Scandinavian appeal to your space.

For freestanding bookcases, you can visit SB Furniture, 3rd Level, Market! Market!, McKinley Parkway, Taguig City.

RL Tip: Looking for a quirky twist? Have fun with your shelves! You can also work with unexpected styles and designs. Click here for ideas.

 

Furnishing a spacious area? Go all out on the furniture and bring in a statement chair. Complement it with a sleek side table for décor and refreshments, then finish off the look with a sophisticated planter. If your reading nook is placed near a plain wall, spruce it up with wall décor or install wall-mounted shelves.

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For similar pieces, drop by BoConcept, 1st Floor, MOs Design Bldg, B2, Bonifacio High Street, 9th Ave, Taguig City.

 

A small space shouldn’t stop you from carving out your cozy nook. To recreate the look above, set up a chair in your chosen corner and spruce it up with a fluffy throw pillow. Add a slim floor lamp and you’re all set. Worried about your reads? Stack thick magazines to create a makeshift table. Keep it sturdy by tying it with a string. You can do the same with your favorite hardbound reads.

For sleek floor lamps, visit Habitat, 3rd Level Abenson, 28th Street and 4th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig (beside Ascott BGC Hotel).

 

Looking for ways on how to update an existing reading nook? Be creative with wall art! Opt for pieces showcasing bright hues, choose pillow covers with patterns, and display a vase of flowers. You can also take your cue from the photo above by using hints of gold as accent. Whether you have tiny knickknacks or a side table in gold, these must-haves will no doubt shine.

For similar accessories, visit H&M Home, SM Makati.

 

Just like in any other home improvement project, a few décor upgrades can go a long way. Brighten up a reading corner by investing in a throw pillow, a throw, and accessories. In the photo above, using hints of yellow tied the look together and made the reading nook extra inviting. Having wooden touches also added a warm and welcoming vibe.

For similar furnishings, visit Crate & Barrel, SM Makati, Courtyard Dr, San Lorenzo Village, Makati City.

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