21 cosy reading nooks for budding bookworms

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13 cosy reading nooks for bookworms | Mum's Grapevine

If you want to encourage a love of reading in your little bookworms, it can help to create a dedicated reading space that’s fun, super comfy and provides easy access to a range of cool books.

Think lots of cushions, super soft blankies within reach and room for two to snuggle in tight with a deliciously good book.

Here are 21 gorgeous reading nooks to help transport your squidlets to the amazing worlds that exist between the pages of their books.

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Cosy closet

Turn your kiddies closet into a cute reading nook

If you think you don’t have the space for a reading nook, think again! Here is a clever reading nook at the bottom of a closet. (via Mama Papa Bubba)

Hallway alcove

Alcoves in the hallways can be used to create a sweet reading nook just like this one

Small spaces, such as this hallway, can be turned into the sweetest little reading alcoves. (via Priester’s Custom Homes)

Colour happy

Colourful and bright reading nook idea

Well colour us happy! This animal-themed reading nook is one of the brightest and boldest around. (via Nawshutuk Architects)

Pastel perfection

Plywood kids reading nook

Curved edges and cool rope lights make this charming little space an absolute delight for little ones and their favourite book. (via City Suburb Sanity)

Pillow talk

Make your own folding floor cushions - they're perfect for lounging around on with a good book. Get the tutorial here!

Make your own folding floor cushions – they’re perfect for lounging around on with a good book. (via You & Mie)

Circular nook

Circular wall reading nook

This circular reading nook is perfect for those times your lil’ hamster needs to stop spinning and chill out. (via Roselind Wilson Design)

Window seat

Window benches make a great reading nook with lots of natural light

If you have beautiful light coming through from a bedroom window then it makes sense to turn it into a cosy reading nook. (via Mini Piccolini)

A King and his castle

Bogen Castle by VeraVera

Fit for a King or Queen, the Borgen (castle) by VeraVera is great inspiration for creating a magical nook within your child’s bedroom. (via Apartment Therapy)


Repurpose your old cot mattress with a colourful quilt and you have a cool reading nook for your toddler

Don’t throw out bubba’s cot mattress once they’ve outgrown it; throw a colourful quilt over it and use it at the foot of the big bed as the perfect reading spot. (via Ohdeedo c/o The Boo & The Boy)

Soft, cosy, comfort

Under the stairs reading nook

In a large house, unusual places are the perfect spots for creating a cosy environment. This dreamy space under the stairs is finished with soft furnishings and fun accessories for ultimate reading comfort. (via Lay Baby Lay)

Comfy cushions

Giant floor cushions are a simple yet effective way to make a cosy reading nook for the kids

We love the exotic feel of this nook, and those eclectic, over-sized floor cushions are made for hours of reading. (via One Claire Day)

Prime real estate

This cupboard under the stairs makes an adorable reading nook!

The prime real estate under the stairwell has been put to great use here. (via Jeff W Troyer Associates)

We live in the loft

Loft reading nook

One clever mummy decided to utilise the loft space above the family office to create a reading wonderland for her children. The end result is stunning! (via Design Mom)

Private library

Colourful blinds make a private library for kids

Use some colourful blinds to create a private library for your poppet. (via Decorating Files)

Empty spaces

DIY closet reading nook

Save your unused closet from becoming the next ‘dumping ground’ by transforming it into a much-loved space for your kids to read and unwind. (via Thrifty Decor Chic)

Home sweet home

Ply wood house makes a cute reading nook for little ones

A house-shaped nook your little readers can call their own. (via Inspired By Pearl)

The reading’s in the wall

Nipiaki Agogi Kindergarten reading nook

When walls are built to simply divide a room it gives you another ‘space’ to play with. We love this nook idea cleverly incorporated into the design of the Nipiaki Agogi Kindergarten. (via The Greek Foundation)

Terrific teepee

Teepee reading nook for kids

This terrific teepee looks so inviting you might find us hiding in there with a book ourselves! (via Apartment Therapy)

Climbing into Narnia

Wardrobe reading nook

Having architects as parents is sure to win you the BEST. BEDROOM. EVER. Complete with a custom-built cubby house/bed this lucky little boy has everything he needs for reading and dreaming. (via Eclectic Living Home)

Curtain call

Add a canopy between book shelves to create a simple reading nook

The soft curtains draped between these two bookshelves add a touch of theatre to this cool nook. (via Villa Vaahtokarkin Tarinoita)

Daytime drifting

DIY boat reading nook

All aboard! Up-cycling something old to something shiny and new is one thing, but turning an old boat into a kiddies reading nook is just pure genius. (via The Typical Mom)

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• 13 fun ways to learn the top 100 sight words

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