Interior Designing Tips for the Perfect Reading Nook in Your House

Whoever said nerdy and geeky is boring need to get themselves updated – nerdy is the new sexy and knowledge is power. When it comes to creating the perfect spot for a quiet read, you need to ensure the space is comfortable, well lit and as quiet as you can make it. In smaller Singapore apartments it can sometimes be hard to find the space to escape so here are some great ideas to inspire your perfect reading nook. 

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1. Lighting

Make the most of the natural light you have. This apartment living and dining space in The Florida offers a cute spot for a morning read.

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When it comes to creating a reading nook, great lighting is very important. A compact and narrow room in this Jewel Lux apartment has been transformed into a great reading and office area. Using illuminated shelves brightens the whole space, and no other accessories are needed.

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For a night time read create a comfortable nook in your bedroom. The master bedroom of this Woodlands apartment makes the most of the extra space with a comfy chair and fluffy foot-rug.

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2. Cozy Comfort

If you prefer reading in bed, create a comfortable and cozy space with various textile textures like velvet and silk; make sure you have some handy lighting as well. 

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If you can, consider placing your bed next to the windows in the room, like the one in this Jewel Lux apartment. This way you will have access to great natural light for reading, and your bed doubles as a reading nook.

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Another option to consider is to add a chaise lounge to your guest bedroom or office space to make the most of the extra space.

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3. Peace and Quiet

When you want to relax and read you often need to escape the daily grind of chaos, noise, people and mess. This is where the idea of creating a quiet, and if possible, isolated spot for your reading nook, has come from. But let’s face it; there are few Singapore apartments that have the room to totally isolate yourself from the rest of the home like this TT apartment. Instead, create a calm and zen-like space where you can, and perhaps buy a pair of good earplugs!

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Take advantage of the extra space created around windows and build a window seat to create a reading area. You can add one to any room that has the space, ensuring that you can at least shut the door.

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Can't sleep and want to grab a book for a quick read? Have your book shelf right next to your bed for easy access. You may even have limited edition books of your favourite series. Display your book collection with pride in your room!


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Looking for more interior design tips? Read our story about the top 10 most popular home design ideas on our Instagram account; or discover the 4 most popular interior design style for young Singapore couples.


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