5 Ways to Turn Your Home into a Reader’s Paradise
Do you love reading, have too many books to count, and are always trying to find a place to comfortably enjoy a good novel? If so, then you should check this out and get some inspiration on how to turn your home into a reader’s paradise, a place that’s perfect for both you and your book collection.
1. Install a Window Seat
Do you have a bay window that you’re not properly utilizing? A bay window is a perfect place to put a window seat, complete with comfy pillows and a cozy throw blanket. There are tons of DIYs out there when it comes to creating your own seat – this site shows you how to make one with storage space included. You can store your books there and take them out when you’re ready to get comfortable and enjoy a good read with nature’s beauty nearby.
2. Add a Built-In Bookcase
Every avid reader dreams of having more storage space for their books, especially one that lets them bask in their glory. Floor to ceiling built-in bookcases are the perfect way to show off your collection and get more space to store your books. There are a number of ways to do a built-in bookcase – choose one that works for your home and the space available.
3. Create Your Own Reading Nook
No matter the size of your home, a reading nook can be made anywhere. Pick a corner of your room and get a cozy chair, some pillows, and a reading light, and you’re all set. This wikiHow article has some great tips on how to turn any space into a great reading nook – even your closets.
4. Designate a Room as a Personal Library
If you do have the space, why not dedicate a whole room to be your own personal library? You could have it all: a reading nook, a window seat, floor to ceiling bookcases, and a comfy chair to read in as long as your heart desires. Add some comfy pillows, a throw blanket, and an area rug, and you have the perfect reading escape right in your own home.
5. Make Reading Outdoors More Comfortable
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that reading outside can be a great way to enjoy a book while basking in nature. If you have a patio, deck, or gazebo, these would make the perfect place to set up a comfortable space for reading. Get yourself some furniture and pillows that are made for outdoor use, complete with a little table to set an accompanying drink on. Don’t forget to add some magical string lighting for when you read late into the night.
If you don’t have any of those things, consider simply grabbing a soft blanket and setting up under the shade of a tree. You can relax under its comforting shade while escaping to another world in your mind.
Use Your Imagination
If you don’t have the means to follow the suggestions on this list, then try to be creative. If a kid can enjoy reading hidden under blankets with a flashlight, then so can you. Just focus on making it comfortable, cozy, and a private space to call your own.