A Place to Read – Book Nooks
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Sometimes, just sometimes, it takes more than a good story to entice the reader in your child. Whether it be a dedicated room, a little corner or a tent – a book nook is a comfy, quiet place to get lost in the pages of a good book. Develop the love of books in your child and they will never get bored – who could be when an adventure awaits!? Perhaps its time to create a little haven away from the buzz of family life for your little (or not so little) reader. Collected below are lots of ideas for you to get started.


A comfy quiet place. Clockwise from top left: Under stair nook via Cushion Source Blog, Add a curtain via Decorating room, Reading Cave via Tiny Tips for Library Fun, Playroom reading nook via Goat and Lulu.


Closet conversions via Dosfamily, Original Little Hellraiser and Pinterest origin unknown.

Because childrens books are so colourful, its great to have them on display. Not only do they look gorgeous, adding to book nook decor, it also encourages little ones to browse independently through their favourite stories. Think outside the box when it comes to shelving and displaying books – take some inspiration from the ideas below (can you spot the shelf made from guttering?), and if you are handy with a sewing machine, book slings are quick and simple to put together.


News stand-Style Corner Display Rack via Pinterest origin unknown, Reading Nook via Crafts by Courtney and Gutter book shelves via Sunshine on the Inside


Nifty ideas for books – Clockwise from top left: Tree bookshelf similar here,  DIY hanging bookshelf via Home Again Creative, flea market find via Found, Now Home and repurposed cart via Honey We’re Home

For those totally committed to a book oriented space, go for broke with book inspired decor. A great place to start your search is of course Etsy. I just love the stair rise decals which can be custom made to any book you want!


Story book signs from BoardProducts, Book Stairs by ThatMakesAStatement, White Rabbit Print by FabFunky, Silhouette reading lamp via Chica and Jo and Book Mobile by TheShopHouse

Header Image: via BrooklynLimestone and HGTV

Feature Tile from Front page: via LayBabyLay

Posted in: Books & reading, Decorating, Rooms


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