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How to Create A Reading Nook in Your Home

In our busy lives, it can be difficult to find time to relax and do the things that we enjoy. Something as simple as reading a book can easily get lost amongst a jam-packed to-do list. A dedicated room or space for reading can serve as a well-needed reminder to slow down and take time for yourself amongst the hustle of everyday life. Reading nooks are a simple sanctuary for bookworms to find peace and relaxation – and they’re not as difficult or costly as you might think!

Here, we’ve put together 4 simple tips on how to give an unloved corner a sense of purpose by creating a reading nook in your home.

1) Make use of a small space

You don’t have to dedicate an entire room to your reading nook. This simple sanctuary has been created inside a small alcove in the living room for a stylish, out-of-the-way option.

Here, we’ve used our Crosshatch Moss Tiles to add interest and depth to this small space with their relaxing green tones.

2) Embrace warm, comforting tones

Promote snuggle-worthy vibes in your reading nook by injecting some warm, brown tones. Whether you use wood, paint or tiles; this classic colour emulates safety and stability to create the perfect reading environment.

Above, we’ve used our industrial-style Oaken Teal Oxidised Hexagon Tiles on the floor and part-way up the wall for a characterful look. Their trendy hexagonal shape and beautiful blue tint gives them a unique look that’s perfect for making a statement in your new nook!

3) Settle around the fireplace

What better way to spend the evening than curling up in front of the fire with a good book?

A fireplace adds ambience and warmth, to amp up the sought-after cosy feel of your reading nook. Highlight each word on the page with a gorgeous orange glow! Alternatively, you could place a table or floor lamp beside your designated chair for a practical option if a fireplace isn’t available.

Above, Jodie transformed a plain space into a warm and cosy nook with the introduction of wood effect flooring, a statement wood burner, and a backdrop of Rustic Split Face Tiles.

4) Make a statement with a feature wall

Enhance the relaxing vibes with a nature-inspired statement wall, for the perfect backdrop to you page-turning peace. Use stone effect tiles and wood effect tiles for a zero-maintenance alternative to natural materials.

Above, our Ruvido Tribal Stone Hexagon Tiles are a unique option for those looking for a statement tile to make a real impact in their home.

Now all that’s left to do is put on a brew, grab a cosy blanket and snuggle up with your latest read!

We’d love to see your reading nooks! Send us pictures on Twitter or Facebook, or tag us on Instagram @wallsandfloors.

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