22 Best Reading Nook Ideas

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There’s nothing quite like unwinding with a good book, whether you prefer to read in bed or curl up on your living room sofa. Plus, now that we’re all spending more time indoors, it’s the perfect time to join a virtual book club (GH just launched one, and each title is hand-picked by our editors!).

But finding a comfy spot to read to your heart’s content isn’t always an easy task. It really depends on the amount of space you have, the room’s layout, the style of furniture you gravitate toward, and just how much quiet you need to enjoy the page-turner of your choice.

That said, we’re sharing some decorating inspiration to help you craft the reading nook you’ve always wanted. These design-forward reading nook ideas are full of practical and affordable tips to complete your space.

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Chic Chartreuse

Sometimes, all it takes is an unexpected color palette to breathe life into a space. Here, chartreuse in varied tones pulls this reading nook together.

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Natural Touches

Natural accents, including a wood paneled wall and woven storage basket, bring warmth to this white reading nook.

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Update: Ikea’s smaller-format store in Queens opens

This rendering from Ikea shows the design for its new location scheduled to open in Queens, N.Y. later this month.

UPDATE, Jan. 11: Ikea’s new Queens, N.Y., store in Rego Center shopping mall is open to the public starting today. It’s the first store in the U.S. with a new, smaller format, offering a full range of products across 115,000-square-feet of space, which is about half of the usual store size.

“At Ikea, we’re on a journey to transform our business to meet our customers wherever they are and how they like to shop,” said Javier Quiñones, president and chief sustainability officer, Ikea Retail U.S. “As life at home has taken on a new meaning this year for so many people, our customers’ needs and behaviors are changing too, and we hope our new Queens store will serve as a convenient and accessible source of inspiration and home furnishing expertise for New Yorkers.”

Original story, Jan. 8, 2021:

QUEENS, NY – The first smaller-format Ikea store will open later this month in Queens, N.Y., as part of the retailer’s plan to reach more urban consumers.

The pandemic pushed back the opening, which was originally scheduled for summer 2020, according to

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