A couple weeks ago, I visited my friend’s dorm room and I was surprised that she managed to fit a reading nook complete with a fuzzy carpet and a bookshelf in her room, while keeping things in a orderly but open configuration.
“Darn,”I thought as I thought of my own living space– with the suitcases, shoe rack, and boxes below my bed. Reading nooks aren’t something that’s going to happen in my space anytime soon by the looks of it.
But I have a confession to make. Much like I’m a little OCD about my books, I don’t really like reading on the floor or really sitting on my bed either. I tried working on a powerpoint in bed and it was one of the stranger things I’ve done. I just can’t do it. As much as most of my life revolves around a desk– my academic life, my personal life seems to revolve around desk and tables, too. I read most comfortably when I’m sitting at my desk, though granted, with a pillow. I do the best work when I’m sitting at my desk. I blog for the most part, sitting at my desk or any other desk/table-like configuration.
Yet, I can indulge myself and dream about reading nooks– sitting down on the ground or reading in bed, can’t I? So, I will.
I love the skylight window and how airy everything is. I’ve always been partial to high ceilings and vaulted ceilings and I love the green wall.
via New York Times
Speaking of vaulted ceilings and open spaces, I love this reading corner. I actually love the whole house and it’s one of those modernist houses.
This reading nook is in a 240-square feet studio. It’s a crazily compact and I like the wooden slats in the reading nook. I’m not crazy about the fact that there’s no lighting in the nook itself, though.
I love the view from this window and just the general layout of it. However, I think I’d probably mess up the window mechanism and accidentally break the window so for me, I don’t think it’ll be practical for me. The view, though!
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Do you have a reading nook? What’s your favorite reading nook?