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Create Your Perfect Reading Nook: 10 Tips from Canvas + Loft Furniture

Create Your Perfect Reading Nook: 10 Tips from Canvas + Loft Furniture

Are you ready to turn a corner of your home into the ultimate cozy reading nook? We're here to help! At Canvas + Loft Furniture, we know how important it is to have a comfortable and inviting space where you can escape reality and get lost in a good book. That's why we've put together a guide with 10 tips on how to create the perfect reading nook with a comfy armchair and great lighting. Let's get started, shall we?

  1. Location, Location, Location!

First things first, pick the perfect spot for your reading nook. You want to find a quiet corner in your home that's away from any distractions. If your kids are running around the house like little maniacs, consider a corner of the living room that's a little more tucked away from the chaos!

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  1. Shed Some Light on the Situation

Good lighting is essential for a cozy reading nook. You don't want to strain your eyes trying to read in the dark, but you also don't want bright, harsh lighting that will make you feel like you're under interrogation. A lamp that provides warm, soft light is key. Pro tip: make sure the lamp shade is big enough to cover the bulb so you don't get blinded every time you look up from your book.

  1. A Comfy Armchair is a Must

Now, onto the most important part of your reading nook: the chair. You want something comfortable that you can sink into and forget about the world. Look for a chair with a deep seat, plush cushions, and supportive arms. Bonus points if it has a reclining option for those extra long reading sessions.

  1. Add Some Texture

A cozy reading nook isn't complete without some soft, inviting textures. Add a throw blanket or a couple of pillows to your armchair to make it even more comfortable. Plus, it gives you an excuse to use that chunky knit blanket you bought on a whim last winter.

  1. A Place for Your Feet

If you're going to be lounging in your armchair for hours on end, you're going to need a place to put your feet up. A footrest or ottoman is a perfect addition to your reading nook. You can prop up your feet and really settle in for a long reading session.

  1. Stay Organized

Make sure you have a place to store your books and reading glasses. A small bookshelf or side table is a great option for keeping your reading material within arm's reach. Plus, it gives you an excuse to buy those cute bookends you've had your eye on.

  1. Get Cozy

Candles, essential oils, or a diffuser can add a cozy, relaxing ambiance to your reading nook. Pick a scent that makes you feel calm and comfortable, like lavender or vanilla. Just be careful not to fall asleep and wake up to a room full of smoke.

  1. Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated is important, even when you're lost in a good book. Make sure you have a water bottle or a mug of your favorite hot beverage nearby. Bonus points if you have a cute mug that matches your reading nook decor.

  1. Add Some Greenery

Plants can add a pop of color and some natural beauty to your reading nook. Plus, they can help purify the air and make you feel more relaxed. Look for low-maintenance plants like succulents or snake plants that don't require a lot of attention.

  1. Make it Your Own

Last but not least, make your reading nook your own. Add personal touches like family photos or artwork that makes you happy. This is your little slice of heaven, so make it a reflection of your personality and style.

There you have it, 10 tips on how to create the perfect cozy reading nook with a comfortable armchair and good lighting. With a little bit of creativity and some help from Canvas + Loft Furniture, you can transform any corner of your home into a comfortable and inviting space where you can escape into your favorite books.

Check out some of our most popular and comfortable chairs here to get inspiration, and visit our friendly team in store to discover more about your favorite styles.

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