As Christmas fast approaches, many of us will receive a new book to get stuck into. Or perhaps you’ve already got a big collection of novels, autobiographies and more that you’d like to keep in a special place where you can just pick one up and get comfy straight away?
It doesn’t matter if you already have a few ideas or if you’ve got a blank canvas when it comes to creating your reading corner, this article will help you with some useful tips!

Lighting

Where possible, it’s best to choose somewhere that has good natural light to avoid eye strain. However, we know that not all rooms have enough windows or natural lights to make this possible, so we recommend that you use extra lighting where required? If you have enough space, why not get a floor lamp that hangs slightly overhead while you read, or use a table lamp with lampshade that brings a soft light into the room, so you don’t get distracted by any bright lightbulbs? A good sidetable also provides somewhere to pop your book down, so you can come back to it later!

Location

Are there any empty or spare spaces in your bedroom you could turn into a cosy reading corner? Whether it be a nice bay window with a view or an alcove you’ve yet to make any use for, it’s ultimately down to you where you choose for your new reading corner to be, as you know your space best.
No matter where you decide to place your reading corner, as long as you’re comfy, and it’s somewhere quiet to read a good book, it’ll be fantastic!

Soft Furnishings

Pillows, blankets and throws are all great options for making your reading corner nice and comfy. Adding a rug to the floor space of your reading corner will also help define it as what it is.
While adding plenty of pillows and blankets are great for making sure you stay cosy while reading, make sure you don’t over-do it. Adding too many pillows to your seating space might make things a little overcrowded.

Distractions

There’s nothing worse than being distracted while you’re trying to read! For a great reading corner, we recommend placing it away from any windows facing busy roads where there may be a lot of traffic noise, and away from any technology such as televisions and music players.
You’d be surprised at how easy it is to reach for the remote and have the TV on in the background!

Storage Options

We all need somewhere to put our books! Whether you’d like bookshelves acting as pillars on both sides of your reading corner or you’d rather have book cabinets underneath your bay windows, that’s where we can come in!

When you book your showroom appointment, you can let us know everything you’d like! Whether you’d like us to help create shelving for your reading corner along with your fitted wardrobes, or you’d just like to add storage options to improve your space, we can definitely help!

Book your showroom appointment with us today!