A reading nook comprises of mainly two components. The first one is most definitely the seating and second part is the storage for books or a couple of other things. So, we thought of bringing you ideas for a reading nook that works hard and provides sufficient storage. Here they are:
1. Make Use of The Vertical Space and Install as Many Floating Shelves as Possible
Not every home has too much space to spare for a reading nook to take up. But even the tiniest of nook does have space vertically and that is where you can install floating shelves till the ceiling. You can keep the books that you have already read or don’t plan to read in near future at the top tiers.
2. IKEA Bookcases are Lifesavers
IKEA bookcases come in so many sizes that it is very convenient to find the right one that suits your storage requirement just according to the space. From as small as a bookcase with 4 cubbies to a bookcase with 10 or more, IKEA has everything.
3. Think of Hacking The Bench or Seat
If you are thinking for getting a built-in reading nook then you can integrate the storage inside the seat too. While there will me obviously shelves flanking the seat, you can do even better designing by providing some drawers under the seat.
4. A Low Cost Option is Wooden Crates
If for the time being, you cannot invest in a bookcase, you can always think for alternatives. Such as wooden crates. Available easily at all home decor stores or flea markets, you can grab a few and build a shelving unit in no time.
5. Dedicate a Whole Wall
Anything invested in books is never wasted and well spent. So, even if you assign a whole wall to your books, you will always end up happy and satisfied. All your books either new or old can always stay near you and you won’t have to sacrifice any books because of limited space.
6. Put an Ottoman/Footrest with Hidden Storage
While the hallmark picture of a reading nook contains shelves, it is not a must though. If your reading habits are such that you read one book at a time and at intervals over a longer duration then a small storage like an ottoman will be enough. Because you can always put the rest of the books tucked away in your attic or some spare closet.
7. Build a Storage Tower at One Side of The Seat
For instance there is such a corner in your home that you can dedicate to a reading nook then you can build a tower of storage too along the seat with drawers and shelves.
8. Rain Gutters Can Become Amazing Shelves
In the world of design, one thing can have more than single purposes. The same goes for rain gutters. They can be used to store books as shelves over the reading nook wall.
9. Go for Something Minimalist Such as a Spine Shelf
There are many storage options that follow minimalist yet a practical approach. One such item is a spine shelf that can store enough books in your reading nook.
10. Hack Spice Racks
A kids’ reading nook doesn’t have a huge storage requirement and you can hack a few spice racks to store all the books of your little reader.