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How To Create the Perfect Reading Nook

Jul 17, 2023

Curling up with a good book in your favourite part of your home is one of the best ways to take time out from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. To make this time out all the more enjoyable, we have put together a short guide to help you create your perfect little reading oasis. 

Selecting Furniture Pieces

Choosing the right sofa or recliner is the first essential step. Whichever type of furniture you choose, make sure you consider a material that won’t be too hot in the summer or cold in the winter. Consider an ottoman to kick up your feet on, and a small side table to place down your book or cup of hot chocolate. 

Try out this super comfortable papasan from Living Emporium. 

Add Lighting

Good lighting is a must for any reading nook. If natural light isn’t an option for you, or you like to read at night time, then you should find a reading light to fit your style and complement the rest of your furniture. An adjustable light or dimmer is a good choice, as you can change the brightness level just the way you like it. 

This Humidifier Moon Lamp from Living Emporium is a great option to add soft light to your reading space while creating a calm atmosphere by adding some essential oils. 


Now that you have created the perfect space, it’s time to accessorise! Throw pillows are a great way to add comfort and style to your reading spot. Adding a few plants can bring life into the space along with a pop of colour. If you are an avid reader, you might want to consider adding a bookshelf or magazine rack to keep your reading material organised and close at hand. Rugs and wall art will complete the look and make your reading nook feel more personal. 

Now that you have created the perfect nook to read a book, all that’s left to do is switch on that reading lamp, curl up on your sofa with your favourite literature, and enjoy!