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Smarter Family: How to create an awesome book nook

Posted by on Sep. 12, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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Well, so the whole thought process went a little something like this: I was writing about Roald Dahl Day, which led to me thinking about reading, when went to Kiddo reading, which went to thinking about where she reads, which made me think of how cool it would be to have super-special, cozy, inspiring place to curl up...which brought me to Googling "book nook."

Yes, the book nook. Not only is it fun to say, it can be an awesome addition to your kiddo's room or, really, any part of the house. I'm intrigued to figure out how I can create a book nook of some sort in our apartment. With so many totally fabulous book nook ideas, I think I could do it. Even in our tiny one-bedroom apartment.

Modern Parents, Messy Kids has a whole round-up of awesome ideas to turn an under-used area into that ideal book nook. One option: take a small closet that perhaps doesn't have enough space to really store everything you need and switch it into a curl-up-and-escape-to-a-new-world hideout like this one:


Or just nab a little corner of the bedroom. When you add some cushions and shelves - bam - it becomes the go-to hangout for afternoon chill time.


Another favorite of mine: this one, with the script on the wall. It goes to show you that you don't need a huge amount of space (or even much more than books and a little paint) to make a fabulous find.

The main thing all of these spaces have in common: comfy seating, a way to house the books, and good lighting. I'd also add a special place to keep a journal and pen, in case she gets the creative bug going after reading some cool story. Another genius idea I spotted: using drapes to section off an area or even an indoor tent to give that feeling of coziness.

I'm doing it, folks, I am...especially because I want a place to curl up and read too!

Do you have a book nook in your house? Share pics of yours -- or one you would love to have!

Š Thinglass 

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by on Sep. 12, 2013 at 12:16 AM
We actually have a closet that would be perfect for that!! Tfs :)
by Pam on Sep. 12, 2013 at 7:22 AM

We don't have one. Those look nice!

by Platinum Member on Sep. 12, 2013 at 7:36 AM

My daughter has a corner of her room with a small bookcase and a comfy chair, but I want to do something different soon. she also has a desk in her room for her to do her homework.

I have been thinking of taking half her closet and putting up shelves so she can put all her books in there ... but havent had the time.

by Colleen on Sep. 12, 2013 at 8:35 AM

I love the first idea!! No we dont.The kids usually sit on the couch and read

by Greta on Sep. 12, 2013 at 8:46 AM
My dd's classroom has a book nook. We have a reading corner at home. It's just a recliner in a quiet corner with a bookshelf.
by Ticia on Sep. 12, 2013 at 8:47 AM

No, but we should.  My dd has a lot of books.

by Sarah on Sep. 12, 2013 at 8:53 AM

We keep all of my son's books on a shelf in a "dead end" hallway... I wonder if we could raise the bookshelf and put a little seat under it? THis is a fun idea.

by Ruby Member on Sep. 12, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Neat ideas. We don't have a book nook, but we do have tons of books

by Ruby Member on Sep. 12, 2013 at 10:00 AM

I love all of these!

by Amanda on Sep. 12, 2013 at 10:10 AM

I love the bottom one with the writing on the wall. We don't have one, but it would be perfect for our family. 

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