While I am someone who can read just about anywhere, I love having a specific spot to sit and read that has all the right things: comfort, lighting, peacefulness and storage. In December we started to update our bedroom a bit and finally decorate. I used this update as a chance to create a great spot for reading.
Obviously comfort is important when you are going to curl up with a good book. I wanted a chair that would be comfortable but supportive. Its just big enough that I can curl up in it or throw my legs over the side. to really lounge. Its the perfect reading chair. I also keep one of my coziest blankets on the chair for those really snuggly days.
Our bedroom is towards the back of the house so it is away from traffic noise and probably the quietest room in the house. We don’t have a TV in the room and since it is in the corner of the house it is free of distraction.
Obviously you need great lighting for the perfect reading spot. We have a rather large window in our bedroom that lets in a ton of natural light. Throughout most of the day it brightens up the corner that I usually don’t need to turn on the overhead light until sundown.
I accumulate books faster than I can read them and I am usually reading more than one book at once. I could blame my short attention span but really its because I never know what kind of story I will be in the mood for. I have an end table right next to my chair so I can keep several books near by. Its also the perfect spot to light my favorite candle and place a cup of coffee or tea to sip on as I read.
This little corner is definitely one of my favorite spots in the house. It is where I spend most of my time in the afternoons and weekends.