A True Bookworm’s Outdoor Reading Nook
If you like spending your free time in bookstores and libraries, having a reading nook at your home is a must. However, most people often can’t find a place to build their reading heaven, so they need to think outside the box – quite literally, too!
Having a quiet spot in your home can be great, but why not make things a little bit more interesting and step outside and try reading on the patio? Just imagine a chill station where you can relax after a long day in the office and dive into the lives of your favorite characters.
Release your inner bookworm
Take a step back to embrace the fresh air with a cup of coffee in a cozy chair or a bed with fluffy cushions. Whether you’ve got a small space or enough to fit more than you need, you can create a comfortable spot for your favorite hobby.
Create a cozy seating area
The most important part of your getaway space, alongside your books, is a comfortable seating area. Anything from a window bench to a small sofa will do the job and let you enjoy moments of peace.
Think of softness and textures that suit you and choose materials you’ll just dive into. This will come in handy if you want to read during bad weather or chilly nights, but also have you feeling relaxed and comfortable.
No reading nook is complete without a bunch of pillows and a warm blanket.
Channel your inner nerd and make your own cushion covers that mirror your favorite book covers, or, alternatively, keep them fluffy so that you can feel extra comfortable.
Additional must-have gadgets
If you like to doze off and imagine what it would be like to live inside the book you’re reading, you need to add a surface to hold your books and hot drinks. The obvious choice is a table, but you can always try something more creative, too.
A flower rack, for instance, is a great option: just leave an empty stand and place a piece of wood over it to create a new surface. This way, you’ll have fresh flowers that will look and smell amazing, but also a place to put away your books.
You can also create a working area with comfortable home office furniture and enjoy writing a blog about your favorite books. You can also make a wooden pallet table that won’t be just recyclable and sustainable, but also much cheaper than a new one.
In the end, make your little corner more trendy and find a decorative outdoor rug where you’ll be able to rest your feet all year long. For those vintage souls, a cushy ottoman with a tray on top is a good additional seating area, but also a place to store all the things you need.
Books, books, and then some more
You can’t make a reading nook without some bookshelves for your most valuable items, can you? Decorating a small space might be a problem if you want to have a huge bookcase, but it’s not a deal-breaker either.
You can solve this issue by building a bench with some additional storage space on both sides of the cushions, as well as beneath it. If you want to keep it eco-friendly, reuse old kitchen cabinets – these can be installed on your walls or stacked close to your reading spot.
Some of the ways to make your outdoor reading nook more special include focusing on wall art, adding serene and enjoyable music that’s going to help you relax even more, setting up proper lighting, as well as adding a few decorative plants here and there.
Ultimately, add a few folding chairs and a small bar, and you’ll be ready for hosting your first book club on your patio!