How to set up a personal reading corner at homeLast updated on Apr 13, 2020, 12:15 am
More often than not, reading is the best escape one can ask for.
Hence, a calm and inspiring reading section can be a great addition to your abode.
An ideal reading corner should give you a sense of peace and should be able to bring your convoluted thoughts to rest.
Here is how you can set up a cozy reading space at your home.
First things first, find the perfect place
Choosing the right location for your reading corner depends on factors such as lighting, possible alterations and the vibe it gives to you.
A perfect reading corner must have plenty of natural light and should be able to uplift your mood.
So, take that one extra room or the empty corner of your room and turn into your dreamy reading retreat.
Arrange the seating
The seating should be cozy and comfortable.
Arrange the seating either parallel to the light or against it.
The former will allow the light to fall both on yourself and your book, which will keep you alert and also enhance the readability, whereas setting it against the light would ensure light falling on the book while you are in a shadow.
Colors and upholstery
The colors can very much alter your mood. Hence, choose them carefully.
While some people like bright colors, others are more into darker and subtle shades.
So if you fall into the first category, you should go for sassy and contrasting colors. Further, more of layers and textures would be suitable for you.
Otherwise, you should opt for dark color seating and upholstery.
The final touch
Finally, this step requires you to bring out the artist in you and tie up the different pieces of your tiny nook together.
Add a small side table, place a sapling, put a collage of your favorite pictures, and perhaps a couple of candles, or just about anything that sets up your mood for reading.
This will also induce positivity in your reading getaway.