Essentials for a Cozy Reading Nook

Winter is the time for reading. The shorter days and chilly nights – yes, even here in NC – make you want to curl up and dive into a good book. It’s one of those small things you give yourself.

What goes along with that, of course, is having the proper reading environment. More than simply having a place to sit, a reading nook is all about creating a spot that is comforting and encourages you to slow down for a moment. It’s all about indulging. The furnishings, lighting, and decor used in this space really effect your reading experience and getting it right is in the details. So, to help you feed your mind, we’ve curated a little vignette! Using designs from some of our favorite companies we work with, here is a checklist of essentials for a cozy reading nook.

The Essentials for a Cozy Reading Nook:

  1. Comfortable Chair
  2. Stylish Reading Lamp
  3. Side Table
  4. Plush Pillow
  5. Mug
  6. Area Rug

Cozy Reading Nook

Each of these items support a meditative space that lets you settle in. The low, sloping arms of Mitchell Gold Bob Williams’ Wyatt Chair allow you to curl up in different ways, while the tufted back and deep T-cushion seat provide both support and comfort. The Maxstoke Floor Lamp from Currey & Co is more than your typical reading lamp, with its delicate and architectural form. The Bassey Nesting Accent Table reinforces the use of warm metal. It provides ample space for your books and things but has a light footprint. Finally, this beautifully deep rug from Jaipur Living helps to wash the space in cool, contemplative blues, greens and neutrals.

Creating livable spaces that incorporate color, pattern, and texture is what we love to do. Let us know if we can assist you with a space in your home – whether designing from the floor up or helping you incorporate the beautiful items you have!

Cozy Reading Nook Essentials: 1| 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Inspiration Image: 1

Catherine French Design is a team of interior design consultants based out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We have provided residential and commercial services in Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, and beyond.