Introduction of the Best Reading Nooks for You to Lounge In |
The Best Reading Nooks for You to Lounge In

The Best Reading Nooks for You to Lounge In

Cissy Wang
Written by –
Cissy Wang
on March 13th 2019
Cissy is a fresh graduate from CUHK with a major in English and Comparative Literature. Her writing gears towards the poetics of space in social, cultural and urban spaces. "In libris libertas" has always been her motto.

Without realizing it, it’s easy to overwhelm ourselves with chores or staring too long on our phone. How often do we take some time off to delve into an ocean of books while melting into a comfy chair? A reading nook could really be a reality-escape corner for you to distance yourself from pressure amidst the hustle and bustle of modern life. Here we have rounded up some relaxing and swanky reading nooks for your reference, where you can get inspired to create your own. Keep scrolling to explore our top picks of the best reading nooks for you to lounge in!

Carved Out Nook

Cozy reading nook painted in white fitted with mood lighting and window view for lounging |
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This carved out nook with its cushioned window seat is a perfect alcove for reading or taking a nap, and there are shelves where books and knick-knacks can be stowed. Light fixtures complete with mood lighting and window view add an overall soothing feel to the space.

Sophisticated Night Watch

Modern reading nook painted in night watch boasting moody and brooding vibes |
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Night Watch is PPG’s Color of the Year. Why not incorporate this dark green tone into your home decor? The modern living space is given moody and brooding vibes in the deep, saturated shade of Night Watch, built-in bookshelves, wooden chair, and the bright, patterned rug.

Hammock Swing Nook

Hanging hammock swing placed with reading chair and side table placed on the back porch |
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The concept of a cozy reading nook is all about hygge feels. Give your nook a comfortable and restful flair by cover your reading chair with soft textiles and masses of throw pillows. I love this elegant reading nook boasting hanging hammock swing placed on the back porch, which allows you to sway gently when reading. What’s more, you can also pull up a side table to perch your coffee!

Window View

Winter wonderland view from arched fixed window paired with wicker chair, pillow and a throw under candelabra |
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When it comes to winter, there’s pretty not much to do outside. In that sense, why not curl up under a blanket with a book amid a sung and warm corner with a winter wonderland view? Taking a view from this arched window that brims with dreamy touches, plus sitting in a wicker chair with pillows and bolsters is a good way to treat and pamper yourself.

Shabby Chic

Shabby chic chaise lounge featuring crap trap side table lamp and patterned pillows and a throw |
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Featuring an industrial side table and a lamp, this shabby chic chaise lounge will ensure much comfort for your arms and legs. Color-wise, shades of grays and whites accented with neutral, serene splashes delivers an inviting home ambience.

As shown by these inventive reading nooks curated above, they can be either swanky or modern, retro or eclectic. Reinvent your own space with a cozy nook where you can snuggle up with a book to de-stress yourself in the hectic modern life for a while. As for decoration, check out these gorgeous modular sofas and chairs that would make a lovely addition to your nook.


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