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29 Ways To Create The Reading Nook Of Your Dreams

Make your book time a little cozier.

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1. Save space with a bookcase with a cushioned reading space built right in.

Get it from Amazon for $90.99. / Also available in white, natural wood, and grey.

2. Turn a non-working fireplace into the perfect den by adding a thick faux fur rug or pillow and some mood lighting.

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Check out more info here.

3. Kick the ambiance up a notch with amped up string lights.

The rose string lighs are perfect for creating your own Secret Garden.

Get the rose ones from Amazon for $3.92 (available in nine colors), and get the star ones from Amazon for $10.99.

4. Hang a tapestry to make your wall look like the Hogwarts library.

Without pesky Madam Pince peering over your shoulder.

Get it from Risa Rodil on Society 6 for $39+.

5. Remind intruders that you're in a distraction-free zone with a no-nonsense sign.

Best when accompanied with a firm "Shhhhh!"

Get it from Fran Gulick on Amazon Homemade for $10.

6. Guard your tomes with lion bookends just like the ones who guard the New York Public Library.

Check out the tutorial here.

7. Or skip the DIY and try these magnificent beasts.

Get them from Amazon for $29.98.

Get the bronze version from Amazon for $14.86.

8. Drap your space with a dramatic canopy that's dotted with LED stars.

Get it from Amazon or Hearthsong for $48.98.

9. Light up the room with thematic candles to match your reading material.

With options from series like Outlander or Harry Potter, classic novels like The Great Gatsby, or simple ones that smell like books themselves.

Get the candles from Frostbeard Studio on Amazon Homemade for $18 each. Check out the full selection of Book Lovers' candles here.

10. Cuddle with a sherpa-lined blanket that takes being "wrapped up in your book" to the next level

Get it from Cassia Beck on Society 6 for $49+.

11. Make your space more ~magical~ with invisible shelves that make your books look like they're floating.

And totally work as a makeshift bookmark too!

Get a set of three from Amazon for $28.50.

12. Bring a bit of the outdoors in with a sapling reading light with three levels of brightness.

It's rechargeable, so you don't even need it near an outlet!

Get it from Amazon for $12.99. Available in four.

13. Read way past your bedtime with ease by plugging in this celestial night light.

Get it from American Eagle for $6 or Amazon (with free shipping) for $7.28.

14. Create the perfect mood for classic literature by basking in the glow of these realistic, flickering electric candlesticks.

Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.99.

Get thicker candles with no candlesticks here.

15. Lend books freely (while knowing you'll get them back) by setting up a personal library with this handy kit.

"Neither a borrower no a lender be..." unless we're talking about books.

Get it from Amazon for $7.03.

If you already have the kit, you can get refills from Amazon for $6.

16. Stash your books in a pocket pillow so you never lose track of your current reading material.

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Check out the full tutorial and sewing pattern here.

If sewing isn't your thing, check out Etsy shop ZeedleBeez's selection of book pocket pillows here.

17. Hang a print that understands how sad an empty bookshelf looks.

Get it from Blue Poppy Gallery on Etsy for $7.99.

18. Make the most of your small space with a royalty-worthy tent that you can put up and take down in no time flat.

Get it from Amazon for $48.98.

19. Pop a squat on a floor pillow that looks like the cross section of a tree.

Makes reading The Giving Tree way too real.

Get it from Land of Nod for $69.

20. Use a small step ladder as a two-tiered table to keep snacks, drinks, and candles away from your books.

Get a similar step stool from Amazon here or a step stool with storage compartments here.

21. Get extra comfy with a book rest pillow that makes reading while reclining so much easier.

Get it from Amazon for $37.99+. Check out all the available colors here.

22. Curl up in a mid-century rocking chair that doesn't take up much room in your small space.

Get it from Amazon for $77.98. Available in six colors.

23. Create a small nook out of a larger room by blocking off a section with a shelf that doubles as a room divider.

Plus it lets in plenty of light through the open spaces!

Get this one from Amazon for $100.99.

24. Keep a pretty electric kettle that blends in to your decor handy so you don't have to make a trip to the kitchen.

Riiiiiiiight when you get to the good part.

Get it from Amazon for $43.76. Available in seven patterns.

25. And brew up some ~Novel Teas~ for an immersive reading experience.

Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

26. Be sure to sip out of themed drinkware — like this mug with famous first lines of novels printed right on it.

Including novels like One Hundred Years of Solitude, A Christmas Carol, and Beloved.

Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

27. Turn a regular bookshelf into a cushioned bench that makes a perfect makeshift window seat.

Check out the tutorial here.

Check out a similar bookshelf you can use to make this here.

28. Scatter your space with extra large floor pillows filled with fluffy hypoallergenic down.

Get ~down~ with your bad self.

Get it from Amazon for $78.

29. Change up your reading positions on an adjustable lounge sofa so you can go from book time to nap time whenever you want.

Get it from Amazon for $128.99+.


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