Thursday, 8 March 2018

More Swoon Worthy Book Nooks

Back in 2015 I compiled a bunch of beautiful pictures and published a post called 10 Reading Nooks That Will Make You Swoon. Never had I ever imagined that a simple list would become one of my most viewed posts ever.
Book nooks are more than simple book corners that look good. I deeply believe that comfort and ambience deeply impact the reading experience. No one likes to read all hunched over and uncomfortable. We all do it when we need to but it does not mean that we enjoy it.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary defines a nook as being "a corner or recess, especially one offering seclusion or security". It does not have to be a fancy room filled with fancy shelves, for some people it might just be a pillow on the floor with some faerie lights. Just do what makes you happy, do what you know will improve your reading experience.
In the future, I will be creating a blog post dedicated to my own book nook but until then here are some inspiration photos.

1. Classy French Château style: what looks better than a big shelve filled to the brim with fancy leatherbound books and a chaise longue with a warm and coy blanket? I can almost picture spending multiple hours devouring my precious book while sipping on wine. Did you notice the chest as a coffee table? I am in love with this classic style!


2. Independent Book Store Nook: A book nook can be a public usage kind of thing. There are many independent bookstores around the world that have that special ambience and character.  

3. The Secret Book Nook: Having your library is fun isn't it? Well, imagine that inside that library you had a secret passage to your own private book nook. Secret passageways are so much fun and make me feel like I am in an Agatha Christie or a Gothic novel. I imagine hiding away for hours and no one bothering me, I could laugh, cry and think out loud without anyone ever realising it.

4. Cosy Rustic Corner: This little corner looks like a cross between a country house and a greenhouse. That ambience with the added faerie lights creates the perfect reading mood. Just imagine how great it would be to spend rainy days huddled up in bed under your covers while you listen to the rain fall all around you.

5. The Mountain Cabin nook: You can create your own nook wherever you go, even if you are on a vacation in the mountains. A little cosy couch with a blanket, some good lighting and a reading partner are enough to create the perfect reading nook. You could spend so many nights reading by each other while sipping hot beverages in front of a fireplace (yes, I am currently daydreaming).

6. The Closet-Library Nook: You lack space for your books but have a walking closet you do not need? Well, here is the perfect solution! I really love the way this space was repurposed and the little couch is just too cute. I can imagine reading here for hours on end.
@rebecca_the_archer has some beautiful spots in her personal library!

7. A Book Nook made of Books: Who said you cannot use books as building blocks? I think this looks very cute. Personally, books have fallen on me too many times for me to be brave enough to even try this but if you can handle it it is a very original idea. It looks very warm and cosy!
Why you should build a reading den, and how to do it.

8. Colour-Coded Book Nook: If you can colour-code your shelves why not add a bed bellow so you can enjoy your babies in the company of all your other beautiful babies? Besides being a very effective and eye-pleasing way to display your books, you can rest your back on the shelves and wrap yourself in a warm blanket. (Did you notice the letter decorated blanket? This is what my dreams are made of!)
// pinterest: AWIPmegan //

9. Whimsical Book Nook: This a very simple but effective way to create a very whimsical and magical reading environment! You just need an IKEA net canopy, some faerie lights, some fake flowers and a comfortable chair. This is a very space-saving option and that looks just like, or even better, other book nook ideas.
Our fairy fort reading nook we made with a Pier 1 papasan chair, an IKEA canopy, curtain lights and floral garlands. Such a magical place to read or nap!

10. A Morrocan Inspired Book Nook: Who told you that your travels couldn't inspire you? Using a Morrocan inspired aesthetic proved to be very effective in this example. When you get to this little corner you almost immediately get the relaxing reading vibes. My favourite details are the canopy and the candles in contrast with the brick fireplace, they give it an out of this world look.
Reading nook.

11. A Book Nook in a Giant Window Seat: This is a great example of how to bring a new life to an otherwise unused space. The dark environment of the attic, contrasting with the bright window. mixed with the faerie lights and the comfy beds and pillows sound marvellous. Just imagine how many hours you could spend reading in this attic. Also, I love hardwood floors, they give the room a different more countryside-ish vibe.
Dreaming about fantasy worlds in this cute area. | 31 Places Bookworms Would Rather Be Right Now

12. A Faerie Bed Book Nook: Not everyone has the space to have a separate book nook and some might even prefer to read in their own bed. Here is the solution on how to convert your bed into a book nook. You can create your own magical and inspiring reading corner in your own bed! One of my favourite features in this space is the effect of the faerie lights behind the hung material.

What is your idea of a perfect book nook? Of the ones I inserted in this post wich one is your favourite? Comment below!

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