Create Your Own Reading Nook in Three Easy Steps
This create your own reading nook post was sponsored by Enbrighten Seasons Color Changing Café Lights as a part of Acorn Influence, but all awesome tips are my own 🙂
Bibliophiles REJOICE! You don’t have to tear down walls, and spend thousands of dollars to create your own reading nook. Nope, in just three easy steps you can create a little space for you to kick back and enjoy your favorite books. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.
I’ve been a book worm for as long as I can remember. Even now, I fly through books with such ferocity that I need a side job for my book habit. Even my husband pokes fun of the fact I flew through the Twilight series, yes the whole series, in five days flat. (There may have been some sun, food, and sleep deprivation during that period of time) It doesn’t matter if it’s a true crime novel, a young adult novel, or a fiction novel, I’ll read it all.
Since I’ve been trying to read more, and unplug from technology, I figured it was time to create my own reading nook. I’ve always drooled over the gorgeous reading nooks on Pinterest because I never had the place or money to build my own reading nook. Not one to let that stop me, I decided to create my own reading nook using some very simple steps that don’t involve tearing down dry wall or even a speck of paint! For less than $150, I was able to create a space that is already my favorite spot in the house. It puts a huge smile on my face, and warmth in my heart to know I have a cozy little corner to call my own where I can escape into my favorite book.
Now let’s get to the fun part; creating your own reading nook. It’s super simple, and you can even create your own reading nook even if you don’t own your own home. That’s the best part! Don’t let renting keep you down! Get creative, have fun, and that cozy little spot will be all yours.
Before we get to the reading nook, check out these Father’s Day gifts for book lovers (good all year round) and Mother’s Day gifts for book lovers that are chock full of some of my favorite book gift ideas!
The most important things about a reading nook is:
- Have a cozy chair to sit in: No joke, the chair that I use for my reading nook I got from Goodwill for $5! I bought it originally to use in my YouTube videos I was going to do, but I fell in love with it and put it in my reading nook instead. You might already have a cozy chair, or you might need to find one, but look at places like LetGo, an app that has items for sale in your local area; Goodwill; or even yard sales!
2. Have good lighting and small table: It’s hard to read a book if you have bad lighting. A simple table lamp will do the trick! You can get an inexpensive table lamp or shop around online to see if you can find one on Craigslist or the other places I mentioned above. A table to put the lamp will also help! My little table was free. I grabbed it off the curb from my neighbor. (I have no shame) With a little cleaning up, it’s been such a great little table!
3.Have some fun: This is the most important step! Put a little fun in your corner! I did this with my Enbrighten Seasons Color Changing Café Lights! With my first set of cafe lights, I built my own backyard retreat. With my second set of cafe lights, I can brighten up my reading nook depending on my mood and the season because these lights change color! It makes it just a little bit more fun to put a smile on my face. Little quirky things like this are what makes life amazing. It may sound cheezy, but it’s what I do to make a little escape that I can easily go to every day. They even have an awesome little remote that lets you dim lights, strobe them, or change them to a rainbow of colors! Plus if you have a big area to cover these great colored cafe lights have these features as well:
- Built in timer
- Linkable up to 750 feet
- Change on light at a time or 2 colors simultaneously
You can check out these awesome color cafe lights here if you want to grab your own! You can also get some inspiration for some of own creative spaces by visiting this DIY Spaces Pinboard on Pinterest!
Where are you excited to put your very own reading nook?
Savanah | Off-Color Literature says
I love it! That chair is amazing!
I read in bed right now, which is unfortunate because there’s never any peace. My dog and kid run in and out of my room all the time.
You inspired me to make a reading nook!
Ash Sears says
Can’t wait to see what your reading nook looks like 🙂
Carol ("Mimi") says
The reading nook looks comfortable and inviting. It’s a great way to get kids to do more reading at home. The cafe lights are really attractive, too.
Margaret Robinson says
You’ve done a great job and I love the colored lights – never, ever would have thought of that! Enjoy your reading nook.
Ash Sears says
Life’s too short not to add a little fun to it, and these color changing lights do just that 😉
LOVE this! I am hoping to do something similar to this in our master room <3
Ash Sears says
It’s so nice to have an easy place to escape, isn’t it?!
Disney Magic Mommy says
Ahh!! I love your nook!! I adore Goodwill too. When we lived in Houston, it was shocking all the stuff people left on the curb, so we had fun, and got so much awesome stuff. Now, we are in a rural area so it’s only thrift stores for me! I love that blanket you have on the chair!! Fantastic!
I found you from Simply Sweet Home link up, I’m going to have to come back and read some of your older posts!!
Ash Sears says
We live in the sticks now too, so no more fun curbside stuff! The blanket is a crocheted blanket my youngest made it’s super cozy!
Mary-The Boondocks Blog says
Those lights definitely look like so much fun to have in your nook. I am trying to cut down on technology too and am reading the Game of Thrones books. Am I being too ambitious? They are 1000 pages each.
Ash Sears says
It’s a great series, you are definitely not being too ambitious!
Love it! I created a meditation/reading nook when I moved in August. I think I need to take your advice about getting better lighting, though…:-P
Gentle Joy Homemaker says
What a great area for relaxing and reading! 🙂