10 Reading Nooks So Cool, You'll Want One In Every Room

I'm now inspired to finally finish that book.

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Courtesy of Tessa Neustadt for Emily Henderson Designs

If you've got an awkward corner in your house, or just extra space in your bedroom or living room, it's the perfect opportunity to arrange a little reading nook. You don't need a full-on library; you literally just need a corner. Whether you want something swanky and modern, a little eclectic, or something a bit more cozy, we've got ideas for you on this list. Finding the time to sit down and actually read books is another story entirely.

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1 Dark & Story
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Moody and brooding vibes for days. Paint your nook a dark color to up the cozy factor, then add a bright, patterned rug for contrast.

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2 Hang Tight
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This cool, boho nook has us rethinking regular chairs altogether. Swinging into this new novel like...well, you get it.

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3 Scandinavian Chic
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All the hygge feels. For a Scandinavian approach, keep your space minimal, and add cozy textiles.

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4 Seriously Swanky
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A modern chair and lighting help give an otherwise traditional room serious sex appeal. Spending an afternoon absorbed in a book never looked so hot.

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5 To The Window, To The Wall
 
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A book with a view? All day, every day.

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6 Colorful, With A Retro Twist
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From the shag rug to the mod lighting, this colorful nook is straight out of our retro dreams. Add a bowl-shaped, papasan chair and I'm done for.

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7 Let There Be Light
 
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White walls, tons of natural light, high ceilings, plush furniture—I'd literally never get up. To keep the look from feeling too monochromatic, add patterned pillows and a throw.

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8 White & Blue 4ever
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Is there a more tranquil color combo? I think not.

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9 Jewel It Up
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Courtesy of Erin Gates Design

Give your reading nook a jewel box effect by decorating in gem tones. I'm obsessed with this sapphire blue rug.

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10 Pattern on Pattern
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Bold wallpaper sets your nook apart from the rest of your house. Play up the fun, geometric feel with a patterned rug and throw pillow.

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