How to Create a Cosy Reading Corner

Love reading books? Me too. I have so many that sometimes I wish I could read them all at the same time but I’m one of those people that has to finish one story to go onto the next.

Although I do a lot of my reading during my commute to work, when I get home I want all the luxuries.  Here’s how I create my perfect reading corner which I hope will help you create yours 🙂

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Copper Table Lamp* –  Iconic Lights

Cosy Covers

I start off by covering my chair with a cosy cover like this one with a wolf pattern. It’s actually my granny’s, so it’s not only physically warming but heart-warming too. I feel relaxed and comforted on the cover as if I’m at hers relaxing and enjoying my book. One day, I plan to buy a love seat so that I can lounge as well as read in ultimate luxury.

Tip: Add cushions for comfort and perhaps another cover for warmth, especially as it’s getting colder.

Books & Magazines

You don’t have to know what you’re going to read before you sit down in your cosy reading corner. Grab a stack of magazines as well as a couple of books. That way you can browse through your favourite topics, like I do with House Beautiful magazine searching for inspiration, before delving into the world of stories.

I am yet to read both A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen and Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman because I’m currently readying Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (which is GINORMOUS novel) but once I finish all of them I’ll certainly let you know if they were good and what they were about.

Light / Lamps

Natural light is ideal for reading but if you’re anything like me and work 9-5 Monday to Friday then you can imagine how difficult it is to have some light when you’re at home (apart from the weekends of course). So although I sit by a window, I always have my Iconic Lights lamp* near by that I can simply switch on and continue reading!

Cup of Tea

Now, there is no better feeling than the warm nectar of a nice cup of tea, warming the cockles of your heart.

My recommendation? Don’t read without a nice warm drink by your side 😉

What else would you recommend for a cosy reading corner? 


Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.

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