Reading Nook

Do you love reading? I do, and I love it even more when I’m able to find the perfect reading nook to spend my time. I’m pretty certain kids feel the same way. With the start of school there is a lot of reading happening in our house these days. When it comes to reading, I never want it to feel like homework or a “have to”  because while reading is for learning, it is also very much for recreation and relaxation.

A great way to encourage reading is to create a place just for reading.  I’m always taken by images of reading nooks that are creative, modern, imaginative, and above all, cozy. Fortunately, designing the modern kids reading nook isn't all that hard.

Kids Tent

Visions of a window seat or an old English library (books to the ceiling and only reachable by ladder) likely come to mind, but really the modern kids reading nook could simply be a carved out corner with some comfortable cushions on the floor like in this image above from Non Conformist.

And, if you don’t have a corner, why not try a closet?

Pillows

I love this innovative use of space above from DIY Show Off. And, who knew that modern hanging light fixtures look so perfect in closets like in this space below from Leelah Loves? I’m certainly sold on this idea.

Closet Design

Maybe a cozy chair in tucked away in the corner of your family will do the trick. Regardless of where you design the modern kids reading nook, (and, lets be honest, yourself) incorporating these items that will quickly turn your spot into a modern reading respite:

-Plug in wall lights
-A cozy chair
-Pillows
-Lighting
-A little table or stool for stacking books on
-A blanket to curl up under
-Your favorite book

Reading Corner

A few little additions and some re-arranging might just turn into your favorite spot like this one from Rarerina.

Images: Pinterest, Non ConformistDIY Show Off, Leelah Loves, Rarerina