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Your space: create a reading nook

Our next “create a beautiful life” installment is to create a reading nook. Fall and winter are especially lovely seasons to curl up with a hot cup of cider, tea or coffee and a good book (or for me, a magazine). Like the coffee and tea station we talked about last week (find it here), you can probably

create a reading nook

with items you already own!

This Week's Beautiful Life Fall Challenge reading nook -tabithadumas.com

What do you need?

  • A chair, chaise or couch
  • A surface to hold your cup of whatever you’re drinking (a cocktail? iced tea? lemon water?) like a side table or garden stool
  • Books, magazines, your knitting supplies, “me moments” box (get the scoop here), journal and pens, manicure kit or whatever you’ll be using in your space
  • Something to contain the above (a basket, magazine rack or ottoman with storage works well)
  • A light source
  • Anything cozy, whether a candle or essential oil diffuser, blanket, pillow, etc.
  • A foot stool
  • A plant or flowers for a little life
  • A special coaster, artwork, vase, etc. or whatever makes the space more yours
I’m all for shopping your house first, meaning go around and see what you can pull from other rooms or out of storage before you go shopping.

And try secondhand stores before the big box retailers if you like more unique items with character and a story.

TIPS

Starting with an inspiration piece like a piece of art or a favorite pillow (or the rug below) to build a color scheme or “vibe” helps the space look more intentional and cohesive.

Start with an inspiration piece to build your vibe or color scheme from. Create a cozy reading nook -Tabithadumas.com

Consider an out-of-the-way spot or a corner for a more cozy feel. (I love these pink chairs!)

Create a reading nook! Consider where you want it. Maybe near a fireplace! -tabithadumas.com

Consider a corner for your spot. Create a cozy reading nook -Tabithadumas.com

Consider when you’ll use your nook. Do you want it near a fireplace to read after a long day?

Put your reading nook next to the fireplace! Create a reading nook. -tabithadumas.com

Your space. Creating a reading nook. Fall cozy fireplace. tabitha dumas

Consider a corner for your spot. Create a cozy reading nook -Tabithadumas.com

Create a reading nook! Consider where you want it. Maybe near a fireplace! -tabithadumas.com

Will you use it in the morning near a window for a view or extra sunlight?

Create a reading nook with a view! -tabithadumas.com

Will you use it in the morning near a window for a view or extra sunlight? 

Create a reading nook! Consider where you want it. Maybe near a fireplace! -tabithadumas.com

Just add a chair to a space where you already hang out, like your sewing room…

Create a reading nook! Consider where you want it. Maybe near a fireplace! -tabithadumas.com

…family room…

A reading nook in the family room. Create a reading nook. -tabithadumas.com

 

…or master bedroom.

Create a reading nook somewhere you already hang out. -tabithadumas.com

Or maybe you already have a chair, you just need the table and reading materials and something cozy.

The idea is to make it inviting, comfortable and what works for YOU and your beautiful life.

It has to be a space you are eager to go to and don’t want to leave. That’s what makes life more beautiful!

Rough out a few ideas, check Pinterest (like my “Home :: your space” board here), get a plan and start putting it together!

Do you have a reading nook? Would you like to put one together? Find me on Instagram or Facebook to keep the conversation going!

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About Tabitha Dumas

Seeing women showing UP to their life authentically and confidently--THAT is what excites me. I am a strategist, bringer of the fun, trail blazer and agent of encouragement offering creative and effective strategies to help women elevate their image and expand their influence. I'm also a magazine junkie, dedicated wife, fun-loving mama, bargain shopper and story teller trying to use my powers for good in this crazy world. I love my life!
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