Finding a great place to curl up with a good book is rewarding. If it is cozy and feels like you can escape from the world, even better.
Have a look at these:
- Beneath the Apple Tree from A Little Delightful
- Floor pillow from Rusta Upp
- Closet turned book nook from Thrifty Décor Chick
- Reading nook from Black and White and Loved all Over
- Teepee reading nook from Her Library Adventures
Inspiring classroom or home reading nooks need to have:
- a quiet space
- a comfortable seat (chair, beanbag, cushion)
- book storage
- good light
We decided to make a reading area in the living area. Daisy has always loved books but her reading has begun to develop in leaps and bounds recently and she enjoys independent reading now, as well as being read to.
We have a gown up space for reading; two comfy chairs, a footstool, good light and a place to put your coffee or tea and book. Often the kids join us with a request to read but we wanted to create a reading space just for them.
This corner area of the living room is a dead space:
Although the chairs are suitable, their positioning blocks access to the toys. The red chair on the right is one of our reading chairs (they are rather old but much loved).
An extra bookshelf, allows more book space. Toys are moved to the other side of the fireplace, a light, chair and cushions are added:
We now have a dedicated spot for children's reading.
In my classrooms I enjoyed setting up reading areas, making them inviting, comfortable spaces to curl up with a good book.
Here are some options from Quality Classrooms to add to your reading corner or nook: