19 Incredible Reading Nooks You Will Want in Your House


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The only thing better than getting lost in a book is having your own cozy space devoted to literary escapes. These adorable book nooks for kids are both simple and stunning. All you need is a corner of your home, some floating shelves and a bunch of books, and you’ll be on your way to setting up a spot where reading is the focus. Scroll through for some home décor inspo!

Kid-Sized Chair

This adorable option from @thunderousdandelion doesn’t take up a ton of space in your home. All you need is a corner, a kid-sized chair, some floating shelves to display this week’s reads and a bookshelf for the overflow. 

Rainbows Everywhere

Who doesn’t love a bookshelf organized by color? This option from @thesimpleliefofoliver takes it up a notch with rainbow artwork, rainbow sensory toys and rainbow crafts. LOVE!

That Gorgeous Light

Make your reading area welcoming by choosing a spot that gets some natural light like @bonniemonnier did. Natural light is a mood elevator and who couldn’t use a little of that right now? 

Instant Book Nook

It really is as easy as can be with this book nook from KidKraft. Order yours and set it up and you have your own too-cute reading area and bookcase combined! 

Tag & Tibby

Sensory-Friendly Space

Julia of Tag & Tibby set out to create a sensory-friendly space for her son, and the result is simply awesome. The little ones can cuddle up in the canopy to read, but can also take plenty of LEGO breaks. Get the details by clicking here.

The Merrythought

Plenty of Pillows

Even if you don’t have much extra space, you can still make a reading nook. All you really need is a corner, a pile of pillows and a few blankets, like with this sweet space by The Merrythought. Click here to get the deets (including where they found those pillows!).

House Homemade

Dreamy Daybed

File this one under “dream house”: this daybed setup by House Homemade takes the idea of a reading nook to a whole new level. Flanked by IKEA bookshelves, this is one spot that the whole family would love. Click here to get the details on how it was done.

The Effortless Chic

A Chic Space

We love this bright and beautiful nook by The Effortless Chic. Start off with stacks of pillows on the floor, add a cozy chair, and finish it off with a pretty gallery wall. Get the scoop on how it was done by clicking here.


A Double-Duty Closet

Take inspiration from Mama.Papa.Bubba and turn your kiddo’s closet into a reading nook. In this case, they kept clothes hanging in the closet, so you don’t even have to give up all the storage space. Win-win! Click here to get the scoop on how it was done.

Design Improvised

An Outdoor Nook

Who said reading nooks can only be inside? We love this bright outdoor space by Design Improvised—it’s the perfect way to put your patio to good use. Click here to get all the details.

Sustain My Craft Habit

Awesome Armchair

All you really need for a reading nook is a comfy chair, and this one from Sustain My Craft Habit definitely fits the bill. Fill a basket with books and blankets to complete the space. To get more details, click here.

A Thoughtful Place

Let There Be Light

Don’t forget to light it up! Your nook needs a good reading light, so take a cue from A Thoughtful Place and mount one to a bookshelf. It’s easier than it sounds, we promise—click here to see the instructions.

Visual Meringue

Classy Closet

You know the old saying: one kid’s closet is another’s super cool reading nook. While transforming her son’s nursery into a “big boy room,” blogger Elaine also gave his closet a literary makeover. From comfy pillows and art to essential bookshelves, check out how this nook was born over at Visual Meringue.

Akila from The Road Forks

Inspiring Library

Featured over at Project Nursery, this library-inspired nursery was dreamed up by The Road Forks. Not only does it have a showstopper set of bookshelves, there’s also a cute closet nook that’s great for book storage and story time.

Sunshine on the Inside

Corner Shelving Success

When creating a home reading nook, it’s always important to consider every angle. That’s what Sunshine on the Inside did, installing gutter shelves that turn a regular corner into a nifty nook.

Dos Family

Out-of-the-Box Closet Nook

Blogger Jenny from Dos Family spotted this fantastic space at her friend Märta’s house. We love how it has a jungle gym spirit, storage areas and a whole lot of imagination. (Did you spot the faux grass ceiling?)


Under the Table

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the very best—like this under-the-table fort that’s perfect for reading a book or two. (Bonus: minimal setup and cleanup!) Visit the crafty blog Mama.Papa.Bubba. for more fun ideas for your lil’ scholar.

Stuff Parents Need

Cozy Canopy

Ah, the magic of mesh curtains. They offer up a feeling of privacy for little bookworms, but parents can still keep an eye on story time. If you want to try out this nifty idea for yourself, head on over to Stuff Parents Need for a full tutorial.

Life, Unstyled

Fairy Fireplace

Got an empty fireplace in need of a new function? Turn it into a cozy reading space! Take a cue from interior stylist Emily Henson’s blog Life, Unstyled and round up some fairy lights, cushions, blankets and books and you’ll have a next-level nook.


—Kate Loweth & Abigail Matsumoto

Featured image: iStock



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