How to Create a Tranquil Reading Area
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Cicero
One of life’s best antidotes is a few hours with a good book. In today’s fast-paced lifestyle, we deserve a few fleeting moments of tranquility to immerse ourselves into another world, time or place. First we must ask ourselves the simple question, where? Do you have a perfect spot to devour a good novel, analyze the daily news, or enjoy a cup of coffee? We are spelling out the ways to create an area in your home that reflects your personal style and helps enter into a realm of relaxation.
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picking the right space
If your home is built with unique architecture that allows for a picturesque ‘reading nook’ then this project is a no-brainer. However, a cutout isn’t necessary in creating a reading area. You could occupy a bedroom corner or tuck a daybed under window with a spectacular view; or perhaps you have a room to dedicate to a library. Whichever space you choose be sure to blend it with the existing style of your home. Treat this quiet and private area as an extension. If this space allows, try to use soft hues and serene color palettes to promote serenity.
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seating with the utmost comfort
You should invest the most time and money into choosing the right reading throne. Whether it is formal or casual, you must choose comfort. Do you curl up your legs or do you prefer a slight elevation with a stationary ottoman? Try a plush, oversized seat to ensure the ideal relaxation for your utopian retreat. Complete the setting with a soft blanket and stylish throw pillows.
adding the right ambiance with light
Blend form and functionality with the right amount of light for a comfortable reading environment. Natural light is preferred but for nighttime reading a floor lamp, pendant light or a table lamp is a must. A soft, warm shade is best for creating a calm and intimate setting.
Indulge this spring and breathe a little air into your new reading nest.