Okay, so creating a reading space at home isn’t JUST a back to school topic. But with the coming of fall, and the return of school, there is more time spent inside. Cooler weather, stricter schedules, and assigned reading all combine to make this a good time to think about creating a reading space at home.
The other day, I saw this idea for creating a reading space in a nursery, using a tension rod:
And it got me thinking. Because that’s such a super simple idea. To be honest, I’m not sure I would use it in a nursery, unless the child in the crib is past the pull-all-the-curtains-in-the-house down stage. But I have a similar corner in Preschooler’s room, between a tall dresser and a wall.
So then I went to Pinterest and started poking around. You want to waste an hour? Go to Pinterest and type in “reading nooks”. You will be amazed. And envious. And want to buy a house with rooms that allow some of the creations you’ll see.
But for the rest of us, check out these (mostly) simple reading nooks.
This one involves some basic construction, but nothing too difficult. And if you replace the flowery pillows with a different pattern, it would be fantastic for a boy’s room, don’t you think?
Or if you’re a little more handy, and you have an extra (tiny) closet, I LOVE this space.
How about this super simple corner? I think I might lower the book rack down to the child’s reading level, but the bright colors are so welcoming. And how about the child-sized nightstand?
If you don’t have the closet space, or a little nook, here’s a design that uses just a regular corner. This one has a raised platform, but I think the space would be just as comfortable with the pillow flat on the floor.
Anybody else’s wheels turning yet? I think I want to create a nook in my daughter’s room, probably most like the first one, since that’s the type of space we have (only one closet, and it’s already in use). Or do you have a unique reading space at home you’d care to share for inspiration? I’ll let you know what we come up with here!