Designing a Comfortable Reading Place

Designing a Comfortable Reading PlaceWhat can be more relaxing than cozying up with a good book/magazine? Unfortunately, how much enjoyment you get out of your reading relies on your environment just as much as the quality of your reading material—that’s why every reader needs to have their own comfortable space to read. Here’s how you can dedicate a place in your home for enriching your mind in peace and comfort.


1) Pick the Perfect Chair
Once you’ve dedicated a spot to reading, it’s time to transform it into an oasis! The obvious first task is to pick a good chair. Your chair of choice should be comfortable to sit in as well as reflect your personal taste—you can find your perfect style by shopping our chairs collection.

Jax Recliner

Jax Recliner

Sandrine Accent Chair

Sandrine Accent Chair

Elena Chair & Ottoman

Elena Chair & Ottoman

Accent Lounger in Maze Print

Accent Lounger in Maze Print


2) Add Cozy Accents
Let the chair be an anchor for the space, around which you’ll add some comfortable accents. This New Zealand sheep skin rug is stunning to behold, but even more enjoyable under your feet when nuzzling a good book after a long day. If you want to kick your feet up, try this ottoman, which can also function as an extra seat for when you want to read aloud to your little one. Don’t forget a good lighting source if you’ll be reading in the evening—find our lighting collection, here.

New Zealand Natural Sheep Skin Rug

New Zealand Natural Sheep Skin Rug

Coquette Ladies Slippers by UGG

Coquette Ladies Slippers by UGG

Noah Modern Wood Table Lamp

Noah Modern Wood Table Lamp

Cotton Splendour Blanket

Cotton Splendour Blanket


3) Add Functional Pieces
A table beside the chair is essential for the voracious reader, ideally adorned with some accessories to help you make the most of your reading time. A rolling chrome bar within reach is great for those who want to sip a cocktail or enjoy hors d’oevres while satiating their appetite for knowledge. Those who dip their fingers in a whole stack of books at a time might appreciate the Quby II accent table, exhibiting an excellent balance between form and function by providing a sleek space to store away books and magazines. And speaking of magazines, dog is reader’s best friend with this adorable Scottie dog magazine rack!

White Glossy Chrome Bar

Quby II Accent Table

Quby II Accent Table

Set/2 Storage Boxes Faux Leather Pink

Set/2 Storage Boxes Faux Leather Pink

Scottie Dog Magazine Rack by Torre and Tagus

Scottie Dog Magazine Rack by Torre and Tagus


4) The Perfect Scent
For a finishing touch, add an attractive plant or scented candle. It only takes a little bit of planning to envision and create the perfect place to read. If you were successful, you’ll forget you’re even there—you’ll drift into a world of imagination!

Scented Candles By Kate Spade

Scented Candles By Kate Spade

The Amazing Flamless Candles Birch

The Amazing Flamless Candles Birch

Athéna by Lampe Berger

Athéna by Lampe Berger

Table Garden Herb 4-Port Usb Hub

Table Garden Herb 4-Port Usb Hub

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Joe Sutton

Joe is a freelance writer and poet. A total homebody with a love for design, he loves brainstorming ways to transform a space. When not writing or tending to his bonsai, he’s probably decorating in The Sims. You can find him on Twitter at @joesutton.

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