Cozy Reading Corner
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How to create a casual and cozy reading retreat for guests. This cozy reading corner of our guest room is the perfect place to unwind.
The Home Depot challenged me to use their products to jazz up an area of my home with an accent chair. I was thrilled about this opportunity because our guest room needed a little something in this bare corner and I’ve always envisioned a cozy reading area where our guests could relax away from the madness that can overwhelm the rest of our home. This space already had the makings of a cozy space. As soon as we moved in, we painted the walls a color by Behr called Quiet on the Set. See more about our home’s paint colors here.
Creating a Cozy Reading Corner
To create a cozy reading corner, I first needed to decide what makes up a cozy reading space. To me, that includes a comfy chair, an ottoman of some kind to put your feet on, a blanket to curl up with, and a place to set a drink.
For this space, I selected this big comfy navy blue slipcovered chair. It’s not too oversized so it’s great for small spaces and fit perfectly in our guest room. I really tried to think of everything here. Imagine falling into this comfy chair, then putting your feet up on the pouf and snuggling up with the coziest throw, I also love this one.
In addition to the chair, I added in a tall bookshelf to give this space some more visual interest. I highly recommend this bookshelf. It was so easy to put together and the finish is really beautiful. Since it’s a tight space, I couldn’t fit both a side table and a bookshelf so I decided the bookshelf was the better of the two option. It makes the most use of the blank wall plus can double as a surface to hold a drink if needed.
I always have a good time styling shelves and this one gave me the chance to showcase some coastal decor which goes right along with this cozy retreat.
I found a lot of decorative objects at The Home Depot like these lanterns that I filled with candles and seashells that we’ve found on Florida beaches.
And this driftwood ball. I also love this set of nautical rope balls as well.
Even this ceramic pineapple jar that I’ve stashed candy in for my guests are from The Home Depot.
I have to mention this lovely natural fiber rug. Of all the natural fiber rugs I’ve had this one is my favorite. I love the chunkiness and the neutral colors. I also love this one and it was hard to choose between the two. It completes the beachy vibe that I’m going for and I love the way it pairs with the rest of the decor.
There you have it, a cozy reading corner that your (my) guests will love. The only question left is when are you coming for a visit?
Your space always looks so inviting and I’m blown away by how cozy that looks – so I think you nailed your vision! But the real question I have is – who gets sick of playing Sorry?
All I can do is quote my kids: Sweet! Great use of space and visually cozy and stunning (that was two mixed adjectives, hah!)
I love the chair! Is it comfortable?
Hi Whitney, while the chair is comfy but I wouldn’t say it’s for everyday use. The bottom cushion is essentially a pillow. You sink into it pretty good. Love it for the guest room, or a sitting area that isn’t used daily. Hope that helps!!
I love everything about this reading nook, but I would NEVER spend almost $200.- on a “pouf” when I could make one myself for about $30.-
Hi Suzanne, thanks for taking the time to comment! The price of fabric upholstery these days is pretty high – I don’t think you could make something comparable for $30 but I understand not wanting to spend $200.