Create a Reading Nook with These Window Furnishings

Young woman at home sitting on modern chair in front of window

Whether it’s for yourself or your children, a reading nook is a wonderful luxury for any modern home. Privacy and comfort are important when you’re immersing yourself in another world, so the Modern Blinds team has put together this guide to creating a beautiful reading nook in your home.

How to Make a Reading Nook

Before you start thinking about window coverings, there are multiple factors that go into creating the perfect reading nook. We’ve created a step-by-step guide so you don’t forget anything important.

1. Find an Ideal Location in Your Home

A corner of a room, an alcove or a cupboard make for perfect reading nooks. It may be necessary to rearrange your furniture to open up spaces. The most important thing is picking a spot that won’t be disturbed by people or loud noises, such as TVs and kitchen appliances. Pick a spot near a window to make the most of natural light.

2. Choose Comfortable Seating

This all comes down to personal preference. Do you want a chair you can lie down in? A big fluffy couch that you can disappear into? Maybe you’d prefer pillows on the floor or something more rigid with a coffee table so you can stay focused. It’s all up to you, but make sure you’re comfortable enough to read for long periods of time.

3. Install Appropriate Lighting

Natural light is the most ideal for reading comfortably and not straining your eyes. When it gets too bright, control the light with high-quality Roman blinds or curtains. At night, however, you’re going to need simple lighting that shines from above (this minimises shadows), such as a lamp or a reading globe.

4. Make It Comfortable and Secluded

The trick to comfort is having lots and lots of soft surfaces. Think pillows, throw rugs, stuffed animals, and so on. Use a colour scheme that makes you feel warm and safe – a small rug might help to warm up the space. Don’t forget about including an oil diffuser or candle for calming aromas!

Hanging curtains around your reading nook is a great way to keep it private. Dividing your reading nook from the rest of the room in some way will stop people from invading your space.

Window Furnishings for Light and Privacy

When you’re reading next to a window, you’ll need to be able to control the amount of light that enters. We recommend Roman Blinds for this application because they are easy to use and easy to clean. If you’d like to create a curtain canopy that divides your reading nook from the rest of the room, get in touch with Modern Blinds today.

We specialise in custom orders and you can pick the style and colour that suits you. For blinds and curtains in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, call us on (07) 5591 7777 or contact us online.

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