If the thought of creating a DIY reading nook excites you, go ahead and round up a few of your favorite books — you’re about to get a dose of reading-nook inspiration. Your home doesn’t even need a picturesque window seat; there are many ways to create a perfect place for reading. Take a look at the ideas below to get started.
1. Fill a kiddie pool with pillows.
Now that the summer season has come to a close, bring your child’s inflatable pool indoors and stuff it with big, fluffy pillows. It’s the ultimate kid-friendly spot to flip through The Day the Crayons Quit or any other must-read book for kids.
2. Build your own loft.
Grab two bookshelves and position a board on top. Place some pillows on top and below, and voila, you have a two-tier DIY reading nook.
3. Create a reading hideaway.
This DIY reading nook idea is a favorite with young readers: Assemble a teepee, fill it with some interesting books, and let your kids kick back in their own special reading zone.
4. Relax outdoors with pallets.
Autumn in Texas is a great time to get outside and relax with a good book. You can create a cozy outdoor reading nook by using wooden pallets and oversized throw pillows.
5. Dress up an ordinary beanbag.
Here’s a reading nook with princess flair: Display a gauzy round canopy above a beanbag for a whimsical space in your child’s room. Position it in a corner to give it a nook-like feel.
6. Keep it simple with a body pillow.
Have an oversized body pillow lying around? Prop it in a corner in your living room or bedroom for a no-fuss reading nook.
7. Make use of a large shelf.
If your home is designed with built-ins or if you have a bookcase with a large, open shelf at the bottom, you have a reading nook at the ready. Just add some pillows, and you’re ready to read.
8. Get comfy on the floor.
Look for a floor pillow or pouf in a stylish design, and situate it in a quiet corner. It’s a simple way to add a pop of color to your room while simultaneously creating a relaxing space to unwind with a book.
9. Use the stair landing.
Do you have some extra space at the bottom of your stairs? If there’s room to read, you can turn it into a nook by adding a plush pillow.
There you have it — nine DIY reading nook ideas that will work in nearly anyone’s home. Which one are you excited to try?
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