In the modern world, it is easy to do without paper books – any work can be quickly downloaded into some gadget, and what used to fit in a huge library is now stored in a small tablet. But reading corners are still indispensable and it is very pleasant when there is such a place in the house where you can take your favorite book and read it with real comfort without unnecessary fuss. However, in order for such a place to be really convenient, a number of factors must be taken into account when organizing it:
If possible, place the reading area close to windows or balconies to take benefit from natural light;
Provide a comfortable seating position. It doesn’t matter what furniture you choose, it must have soft padding and back support. Otherwise, you will not be able to read for a long time and this process from a pleasant pastime runs the risk of turning into problems with the spine;
A footrest can be a decisive factor for real comfort. It can be either a special addition to the chair from the manufacturer or a regular pouf.
The correct reading height is lower than we imagine. The light should be at eye level to illuminate the page.
And now, from general advice, let’s move directly to the ideas of placing these kind of corners for relaxation and reading:
For convenience, it is recommended to provide a small coffee table where you can put gadgets, books, a plate of snacks or a cup of tea;
Along the window
A comfortable bench by the window is perfect for daytime reading, because good natural light does not strain your eyes and allows you to focus on the meaning. In addition, at any time you can pause and enjoy the view from the window.
But don’t forget about comfort. Since you can’t sit on an empty bench for a long time, you should take care of several pillows, a blanket and even a mattress. And in order not to go far for the source of wisdom, right there you can equip bookshelves in the form of shelves or a large niche for the entire height of the wall. Try to harmoniously fit the design into the existing interior, otherwise it risks becoming a distracting annoying stain.
In the corner
Reading space does not require a lot of space, which means that an empty corner of your bedroom or living room can be an ideal solution for it, especially if this corner is next to the window! It is important that you can retire there in search of tranquility and nothing distracts from the process. Therefore, if your living room is the center of activity for the whole house, where there is much passibility or children play, then obviously the best option would be to equip a place in the bedroom.
In the attic
If you have an attic, it doesn’t matter what size it is; in terms of atmosphere, this is almost the best place to read books. The unusual shape of the room sets the mood for relaxation and gives the room a kind of fairytale charm – the perfect setting for a book adventure.
A spacious attic will give a free flight of your imagination, allow you to put several shelves and a couple of comfortable armchairs by the window. Well, in a small room you can get by with a couple of small bookshelves and a bench (perhaps instead of a window sill), but a small space will create a very intimate and cozy atmosphere.