21 Cozy Makeshift Reading Nooks

Creating the perfect reading space doesn’t require building a window-seat or converting a closet. Sometimes all you need is lots and lots of pillows in your own little corner of the world.

1. Prop up some old tires.

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2. Fill an inflatable pool with pillows.

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3. Create a two-tier book loft with bookshelves.

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4. Build an igloo out of milk jugs.

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5. Make this easy teepee fort for like, no money.

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6. Build an outdoor reading nook with pallets.

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7. Place a round canopy over a beanbag.

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8. Or a cushy blanket.

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9. Prop up a huge body pillow in the corner of the room.

You can get a similar pillow here for $55.

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10. Use a deep big shelf that’s big enough to climb into.

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11. Section an area off with a bookshelf or dresser.

Make sure there’s lots of natural light. Add a giant cushion and VOILA. Instant plot of reading land.

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12. Toss down some floor cushions.

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13. Place pillows on a coffee table.

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14. Utilize the dead space in a stair landing.

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15. Throw some old sofa cushions on the floor.

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16. Give the nook a theme, like “camping.”

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17. This one is “beneath the apple tree.”

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18. Turn a fireplace into a nook with string lights and pillows.

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19. Delineate your area with rugs.

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20. Make a hanging swing chair.


Get the directions here.

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21. Reuse an old crib mattress.

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