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Jumpstart Your Day: 4 Ways to Style a Reading Nook

Create an inviting corner where you can enjoy a read or two

Photography: Paolo Feliciano (Main Photo)

Some of us love to read books and magazines before going to sleep. This is also ideal when it's too early to sleep and you need to help you body wind down. If you already have a space in your bedroom where you can create your reading corner, here are 4 must-dos that may just help you create a cozy and stylish nook:

Keep it clean and organized

Rid your reading corner of any distractions like gadgets, children's toys, and work.

Work with a few furniture pieces

Add an armchair, chaise lounge, or daybed (if your space permits) where you can sit comfortably while reading. Add a throw, a blanket, or a couple of pillows to make it even more relaxing.

Invest in proper lighting

Place a lamp next to it and a small table to hold your evening tea.

Arrange your books accordingly

Keep your books in place by stacking all the books you want to read on the floor and on the table. You can also keep in a basket or on a mini bookshelf.

RL Tip: If you want to set the mood of your reading nook, you can also have some ambient music playing in the background via a wireless speaker or dock.

Photo by Kurt Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions. Styling by Issa Villar-Ching and Dagny Madamba. Produced by Tala Singson. Shot on location at The Henry Hotel, Manila.

This snippet originally appeared in the March 2015 issue of Real Living Magazine. Minor edits have been made the editors. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to for more details.

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