A book is the best place to escape to. While books can be enjoyed almost anywhere, there’s no better place than your own private reading room.
What do you need to create a reading space at your home that is comfortable, quiet, and free from distractions? It’s easier than you might think. Here are some simple tips to know How to create a reading nook in your room.
What should a reading corner have?
Before you start thinking about what your reading corner should contain, consider what it shouldn’t. We all know that distractions can ruin our reading time. First, make sure you are not in direct view of the TV or computer.
Your electronic book reader will be allowed if it is a regular part of your reading routine. We can now plan our reading corner.
- An area for sitting. You can choose whatever is most comfortable. A single chair may be sufficient for some, but you might prefer to have several. You can choose from a sofa, a blobchair, or even a complete bed.
- A book shelf. You need materials to read in a reading corner. You can build your own bookcase if you don’t already have one. You can find more information about that below.
- A tiny table. A place where you can keep your book while fishing is a good idea. You can also have a place for your tea, coffee, milk, and cookies. You shouldn’t even consider putting your phone there.
- Curtains. This is an optional option. You can also put a non-transparent curtains around the entire area if you want to keep yourself isolated from the rest.
- Decorations. If you have any space left, you can place paintings or plants near your seating area.
How to create a reading nook in your room
Once you have all the materials, you can start to assemble, decorate, and install your reading nook.
- Choose a corner. It is best to place the reading nook in a corner of your living room. This will create a feeling of comfort. However, if you have a large room, make sure to take advantage of it. A window with a beautiful view is a bonus. A better option is if it does not have a TV or computer.
- Define the amount of space. It’s difficult to free a corner, so it’s a good idea for you to define boundaries for your reading area. You can draw on the walls and floor if you feel it’s okay. Some people will use stickers while others will draw the boundaries from their minds. It is important to ensure that everything you need in the corner fits, and you can still read in your preferred reading positions.
- Add your books. You can just place the tablet into your existing books. If you are like millions of people who can’t bear to read without the smell, then you might want to move the entire bookcase into your reading nook. This is not an easy task. You can also make your own bookcase if you don’t already have one. You can also place a pile of books around your seating area, if that’s not something you care about. This is actually a very cozy way to make it feel.
- Move your comfort zone inside. Place the small table and the sitting area in the designated places in your reading nook.
- Include lights. It might be worth having a place for a night light, as you will most likely read your books not only during the day but also at night. You don’t need one, since the lights in your room will suffice.
- Install a curtain. Install a curtain railing to the ceiling in order to isolate yourself from the rest of the room. Below are the instructions.
How to make a wall book holder
A bookcase can add character to your reading area. However, a bookcase in itself is hard to make, and if you don’t have the materials, the knowledge or the expertise, you’ll most probably consider the all-books-on-the-ground idea.
The Bougainvilleago team has shared a simpler method for creating a wall book holder using minimal effort.
- Remove any decorations from the wall. You must ensure that nothing is blocking your book holder spots.
- Gather the necessary materials. A drill, at most 10 static metal brackets (at minimum as long as your largest books), 10 bolts, and a ruler for charting are all you need.
- Measure your longest book. Next, draw a line two centimeters shorter using a ruler and pencil.
- Make a hole at point A.
- Make a hole at point A.
- Remove the metal brackets at points A and B.
- Now you have a book holder. You can place up to six hardcover books on the top.
- Continue. This was done with only two metal brackets. You can add four more brackets to the 8 remaining ones, so you will have enough space for 30 books. You can add more book holders if you have more space.
How to Install Curtain Rods without Drilling the Wall
If you love the idea and feel the need to have an all-encompassing curtain, or if you are tired of drilling with the wall book holder (or both), here’s a simple way to make your curtain.
- Purchase the materials. Two curtains, or one and the same curtain material (depending on your preference), two adhesive hooks and a curtain rail with hooks at both ends.
- Attach the hooks to the wall. Measure the rail length.
- Put curtain on rail
- Attach rail ends to hooks