7 Must-Haves for Creating a Reading Nook


or me, the ultimate way to relax during the crazy holiday season is sitting down with a glass of wine by my fireplace reading a book or catching up on monthly magazines. But in order to fully disconnect and escape into my own world (which is something I need after 8pm, otherwise I keep working!), I need the space to be comfortable and cozy. We teamed up with Target to create a tiny reading nook in the corner of my living room that we are thoroughly enjoying! I thought I’d share with you how I put my reading nook together, and my seven must-haves for designing a one of your own!

7 must-haves for creating a reading nook…

1. A cozy corner in your home
2. Comfy chair
3. A bench (or ottoman) to rest your feet on
4. Stylish reading lamp
5. A warm blanket
6. Candles
7. A good book or magazines

Once you have everything together for your nook, all you need a glass of wine, cocktail or some of your favorite snacks to make it yours!

This post is sponsored by Target. Shop Home Decor for modern luxury made easy.

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20 responses to 7 Must-Haves for Creating a Reading Nook

  1. October 7, 2014

    That lamp is gorgeous! I might try it out for my reading nook. Thanks!

    1. Eden
      October 7, 2014

      Yay! It is a really pretty lamp and affordable too 😉 Thanks for the comment Jen!

  2. sharon
    October 7, 2014

    that book looks so lady-like, haha! nothing is better than reading in the later evening after all the chores are done. did you read gone girl or the goldfinch yet? so good! your nook looks so nice. enjoy!

    1. Eden
      October 7, 2014

      Haha! It is very lady like 🙂 I didn’t read Gone Girl, but saw it in the theaters last weekend… Oh My Goodness!! Thriller for sure. I even had to close my eyes in a few scenes, haha!! I’ve heard the book is incredible! I’ll have to check out Goldfinch too!

  3. October 7, 2014

    Lovely post . . . I’m looking forward to cooler temps to make my cozy reading nook perfect!
    Going to have to check out that book!
    Thanks for sharing,

    1. Eden
      October 7, 2014

      I agree, I’m SOOO looking forward to cooler temps so I can enjoy my fireplace and cozy nook! The heat we’ve been having here in SoCal is nuts! I’m craving a rainy day. Oh, and I lOVE that book! It’s a great read on entertaining 🙂 Thanks for the sweet comment!

  4. Kelly
    October 23, 2014

    Love this post. Can I ask where you go the cute side table?

    1. Eden
      October 24, 2014

      Thanks Kelly!! The side table is actually from an antique sale I went to!! I painted the stand part and then re-attached the marble 🙂

  5. Kaylie Edwards
    January 17, 2016

    Lovely! Is the chair from target?

  6. January 26, 2016

    Ah, great tips, but it’s so difficult to pick out the perfect chair..!

    1. Eden
      January 28, 2016

      I know!! I found that one on the side of the road and re-uplstered it! Haha!!

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