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Designing a Book Nook: Everything You Need to Know


There’s nothing cozier than curling up in your home with a great book to relax — which is why designing a designated book nook may be the best next project in your queue!

Any space in your home can become a book nook with the right interior design, whether it’s your bedroom, living room or an unused corner in your home. All you need is the right furniture and design pieces to capture the warm, welcoming vibes of your ideal book nook.

Ready to get started? Read on and discover the ways you can design your dream book nook:

1. Integrate warm lighting

You want your space to be cozy, but it also needs to serve its main purpose: reading. This is where you can have fun with different light fixture designs. Warm lighting will allow you to see the pages of your book without feeling like you’re working in an office space. Take a look at table lamps, standing lamps and hanging lights that are designed with natural materials, such as wood, wicker or woven material. This creates a relaxing atmosphere perfect for reading. Once you have the main reading light, you can also have fun with additional lights, such as string lights to add a soft, atmospheric design.

2. Work with the space you have

Whether it’s a corner section of your living room, a closet or even your attic, look for furniture that fits and complements the space you’ve selected for your ideal book nook. For tight spaces, a plush armchair can make the perfect addition — great for snuggling up with your favorite book. You can also opt for a piece that acts like a fitted bench, such as a daybed. This offers the added benefit of storage possibilities.

A comfy armchair will add warmth to your space.A comfy armchair will add warmth to your space.

3. Have fun with textiles

Textiles are great, simple design additions that can add color, warmth and comfort to your dream book nook. From textured pillows to shag rugs and soft drapery, your space will become the most welcoming place to read in your home. What’s more inviting than a woven, soft blanket to wrap yourself in at the end of the day? Add your favorite colors or patterns and you’ve created the perfect book nook.

Play with textiles to find the perfect design for your book nook.Play with textiles to find the perfect design for your book nook.

4. Invest in a bookshelf or book display

A fun bookshelf can be the perfect inspiration to get you seated in your book nook. With all of your options on display, it’ll get you motivated to sit down and explore the pages of a new or familiar book at a moment’s notice. Opt for bookshelves that can fit into the space and add to the cozy atmosphere. If you don’t have room for a full-size wooden bookshelf, you can explore other options, such as floating wall shelves or utility carts that can be wheeled into the space.

5. Reach out to a Decorating Den Interiors personal decorator

Designing your dream book nook is an exciting project, but it can be overwhelming if you’re unsure where to start. With expert assistance from a personal decorator at Decorating Den Interiors, you can get started confidently and efficiently at a moment’s notice.

After you reach out, one of our design consultants will come to your home and provide a complimentary consultation for your book nook or room makeover. At this meeting, our personal decorator will get to know you, your space and your personal style preferences to help you achieve your design goals. From there, your decorator will determine the best plan to build your ideal book nook.

Ready to get designing? Contact Decorating Den Interiors today!

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