Our Favorite Cozy Reading Nook Spaces
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Our Favorite Cozy Reading Nook Spaces

Inspiration for making any corner a cozy reading nook

Good design is about making the most of every corner in your home…  

No matter how insignificant that area by the window of your bedroom or opening in the hallway may seem, sometimes giving those spaces a little lift can ignite design magic.  

One of our favorite ways to bring more form and function to a design is adding a cozy reading nook. Not only do reading nooks provide extra seating space and charm, but they are pretty simple to re-create in your own home.  

Even if you don’t have the perfect spot for an added window seat or built-in in your home, you can still create a reading nook within your living space or your bedroom. All you need to turn an unused corner into a cozy reading nook is a seating space or chair, a light for function, and a nearby surface to set drinks or books down.  

Scroll through for some inspiration from some of our favorite reading nooks we’ve designed and styled over the years. 

No. 1: Chic living space reading nook

Chic living space reading nook look

This corner seating space creates a cozy reading nook in the corner of a layered living room.
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Lucille English Roll Arm Chair
Nodes Floor Lamp
Addison Side Table
Wylie Arched Mirror
Livorno Rug
Woven Cane Tuscan Box
Marble Table Bowl
Decorative Marble Bowl
Aluminum Crosshatch Object
Wood & Brass Box
Curved Aluminum Interlude Object
Gold Loop Object
Brass Borderline Frame
Pacific Natural
Houses: Atelier AM
Paper Mache Crafted Bowl

The McGee Home hallway window seat pieces

Layered textiles bring the McGee's built-in window seat nook to life.
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Clara Block Print Pillow Cover
Ava Wall Sconce
Edison Gingham Pillow Cover
Jamille Woven Pillow Cover
Pond & Meadow

SM Ranch House playroom reading bench

Thoughtful accessories complete this corner window reading nook.
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Boston Double Armed Library Light
Similar: Dothan Basket (Set of 3)
Similar: Lydia Block Stripe Pillow Cover

Office corner reading lounge elements

A cozy settee brings function and form to this office corner.
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Edwin Leather Ottoman
Mansfield Bench
Santos Side Table
Averie Knit Throw
Isla Pillow Cover
Hejira Pillow Cover
Saraya Pillow Cover
Fitz Pillow Cover
Kasuri Hand-Knotted Rug
Darina Table Lamp

Cozy + layered corner lounge look

A timeless roll-chair chaise makes the perfect reading spot in this living space.
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Lucille English Roll Arm Chaise Lounge
Flare Floor Lamp
Marlow Side Table
Rosalyn Pillow Cover
Conway Hand Woven Rug Swatch
Midnight Bouquet
Sculpted Stoneware Vase

The McGee Home primary bedroom reading corner

Cozy staples add comfort and function to The McGee’s bedroom.
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Silana Swivel Chair
Moresby Floor Lamp
Beck Leather Stool
Meridian Hand-Knotted Rug
Ojai Single Sconce
Sketched Figure
Fringed Alpaca Throw

Beck Pines window nook accents

A few styling accents create a cozy feeling in this minimal window seat nook.
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Woven Rattan Frame
Kamilah Pillow
From The Land

Textural primary bedroom reading nook

Cozy textures and materials add dimension to this bedroom reading space.
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Alford Settee
Dashwood Brass Floor Lamp
Burl Wood Side Table
Sherman Cashmere Throw
Isadora Pillow Cover
Neil Wool Pillow Cover
Helen Pillow Cover
Edwin Leather Ottoman
Monet: Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Light + bright in-home retreat look

A chair and ottoman make the perfect pair to turn this flow space into a reading retreat.
Cozy seating we love
Morrison Wood Base Chair
Danica Floor Lamp
Morrison Wood Base Ottoman
Mid Century Magazine Holder
Abigail Silk Stripe Pillow Cover
Clara Block Print Pillow Cover
Odesa Rug

Coastal reading settee corner

This cozy seating space adds a layered feeling to this bedroom.
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Old Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Cade Sofa
Pompeii

No. 11: Moody + layered built-in reading bench

Moody + layered built-in reading bench

Layers of décor and textiles bring this reading bench to life. 
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Abbey Silk Fringe Pillow Cover
Winifred Pillow Cover
Danny Floral Print Pillow Cover
Dorset
Malaga Vase
Plateau Lid Box
Gold Loop Object
Travertine Stone Object

Beckham Project bedroom corner nook pieces

Layered textiles and mixed materials bring dimension to this cozy bedroom reading nook.
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Alma Chair
Lidia Side Table
Alma Ottoman

The Pine Brook Home reading corner look

Elevated details complete this cozy bedroom corner.
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Ellington Rug
Mia Floor Lamp
Beige Formation

The Northridge Remodel window nook

Elevated details make this playful layered reading nook.
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Similar: Hejira Pillow Cover
Keil Swing Arm Wall Light
Archie Pillow Cover

Mountainside Retreat bedroom reading nook look

A cozy chair and ottoman create a simple + pretty reading nook.
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Holden Swivel Chair
Hackney Floor Lamp
Beck Leather Stool
White Washed Ceramic Pot
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