20 Cozy Reading Nooks

We'd finally make it through our reading list if these dreamy nooks were in our house.

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September 13, 2019

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The Hot Seat

An earthy, ochre-colored chaise provides prime, fireside seating in this edgy living room. The midcentury-style leather longue sits atop a brindle hide rug and pops against the inky-black fireplace and bookcase feature in the backdrop. A simple gray throw blanket adds an inviting touch to the lounge and a miniature live-edge accent table provides safekeeping for coffee while turning pages.

Welcoming Wingback

Bay windows welcome sunshine into this stately master suite and provide plenty of natural light for reading on the handsome, wingback lounge. A modern, brass and marble floor lamp adds to the ambiance of the design and a striped lumbar pillow enhances the cognac leather chair with warmth and coziness.

Baby Blue Built-Ins

This formal living room is packed with glamorous custom details like its glossy porcelain fireplace, chocolate-stained hardwoods and a beautiful, icy-blue built-in bookcase. A bright-white settee nestles between the crisp blue bookshelves and provides a sophisticated spot to escape the day with a summer read.

Nestled Nook

Traditional finishes make this tucked-away reading nook an indulgent escape from everyday life. Three throw pillows dress up the window bench and provide the space with personality and softness. A brushed nickel, lantern-style pendant illuminates the space from overhead and aids the homeowners in spotting their favorite books on the shelves, after dark.

Space to Stretch

An expansive window bench offers plenty of room to spread out and sink your teeth into a good book. Blue-and-white pillows line the bench and offer the resident book worms a plush place to rest their heads while flipping pages.

Luxe Longues

Twin chaise longues nestle into the bay window in this transitional master suite. The ivory longue are enhanced with matching, gray-and-white accent pillows and offer a snuggly space to chat on the phone or dive into the latest best-seller.

Dreamy Chaise

A minimalist-style chaise brings a cozy touch to the corner of this airy and modern master bedroom. The oversized longue appears crisp and clean with bright-white, down-filled cushions. Expansive windows are accentuated with tailored white drapes and fill the space with natural sunlight to illuminate pages of books during a slow, Sunday afternoon.

Coastal Corner

A bohemian-style, weathered-wood sectional sits flush to the hall window in this coastal home. Indigo throw pillows enhance the sofa’s striped cushions and provide a cushy and cool backdrop to enjoy obscure novels and best-selling books, alike.

Savvy Seat

What better spot to escape your spouse and kids than this totally unassuming mudroom bench? The dreamy utility space is the perfect at-home getaway with its built-in locker storage and custom, white window seat. Dainty gray pillows bring softness to the bench and an electric cobalt throw adds a dreamy dose of color to the design.

Elegant Escape

Earthy neutrals envelop this master suite with warmth and sophistication. An elegant, ivory armchair and matching ottoman cozy up to the windows and invite the homeowners to unwind with red wine and a romance novel at the end of each day.

Expansive Views

A wall of windows provides homeowners with an unmatched and uninterrupted view of the ocean horizon. Interior designer Lauren Nelson embraces the view with plush, custom window benches that run the length of the room. A collection of bohemian toss pillows infuses the airy window bench with coastal hues and encourage homeowners to crack open their favorite beach read.

Modern Interpretation

The design masterminds at D2 Interieurs brought modern glamour to this lakefront master suite. A structured, midcentury-inspired chaise longue offers a prime view of sunsets over the water and makes for the perfect spot to dive into a trending new book.

Twice as Nice

Two cream longues make for double the design envy. The upholstered chaises wear matching cashmere throw blankets and share a brass-and-marble side table. A modern brass table lamp illuminates the lounges from the shared table, while a pair of sleek floor lamps offer individual light to each longue for late night reading.

Posh Pair

Dramatic emerald walls serve as backdrop to a pair of chic, circular black leather chairs in this contemporary city home. A slinky brass floor lamp offers warm light to the sleek chairs from overhead and allows homeowners to enjoy the local newspaper after work or knock out their book bucket list in style.

Elegant Shelves + Inviting Arm Chair

Reading comes easy, and oh-so-elegantly, in this dreamy contemporary living room. Custom, mirror-backed bookshelves serve as a dazzling backdrop to a snowy armchair and gilded accent table.

Pretty in Pastel

The pastel-clad, custom bookcase and window bench provide this transitional living room with the perfect, preppy spot to start a new page-turner. A ticking-stripe bench cushion pairs with punchy accent pillows and a coral throw to create a comfortable space to spend the afternoon. The dapper window provides the bench with natural sunlight throughout the day, and a pair of twin shaded sconces brighten chapter books after dark.

Enviable Emerald Duo

Handsome green armchairs flank a modern black-and-brass floor lamp in front of floor-to-ceiling windows to create the ultimate spot to catch-up on reading in this modern living room. Interior designer Elizabeth Bamberger adds a unique, glass-bottomed accent table between the chairs to offer a spot to hold books, coffee and post-dinner cocktails, alike.

Boho Book Nook

This bohemian cottage nook provides a place of comfort and solitude. A hanging egg chair dangles between four windows to soak up sunlight throughout the day. Fuzzy white pillows pair with a striped, gray-and-ivory throw to add softness to the chair, and a vibrant turquoise dresser adds a punch of color to the otherwise airy, white-washed design.

Preppy + Polished

A custom-fit loveseat tucks nicely into the nook between two built-in bookcases in this polished family sitting room. The upholstered bench offers a cozy spot for two to flip through an illustrated children’s book together or a roomy lounge space to jump into a classic novel, solo.

Pooch-Approved Pastime

Book-lined walls, an inviting window seat and an oversized arm chair make this petite sitting room easy to disappear into. In the company of the dutiful family pooch, of course. A live plant adds lush, vibrant color behind the chair and contemporary accent throws infuse youthful energy into design.

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