We all have our favorite places to sit down and read a good book. Maybe they are already perfect, with blankets and pillows at the ready. Or maybe we have a dream reading nook that we’ve always wanted. Cozy and quiet, a certain atmosphere – let’s talk book nooks!
J Location, location, location…it’s not just a rule of thumb for real estate. The best reading spots have views. Whether it’s overlooking a swathe of sparkling ocean or the boughs of a stout oak tree, a proper book nook offers visuals that feed the imagination.
My perfect book nook also includes ready access to a cozy mug of my preferred hot beverage. Tea, coffee, cocoa, or perhaps even a glass of wine to warm me, just like a good book gives me that warm, fuzzy feeling.
K I’m still working on my perfect reading spot. I now have a chaise lounge, but that’s about it. I have multiple bookcases but they just aren’t right yet. I’m looking for that floor to ceiling built-in look with a ladder on wheels. Though, I guess that’s more of the book storage than the sitting and reading place.
I’ve always liked the classic window seat. But since I’m not talented in the ways of carpentry, I won’t be building a seat with surrounding shelves. Instead, I’ve got my chaise lounge in front of the window. It’s a start. But something like this (though not white because headaches).
Then a close runner up is something akin to a cottage garden or tea room reading area. I do like reading outdoors in nature. I love flowers and gardening, so why not pair that with my love of reading? Though, I’d be afraid of spilling tea on my beloved pages.
Tell us about your favorite places to curl up with a book!