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How to Create a Cozy Reading Nook with Houseplants: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Create a Cozy Reading Nook with Houseplants: A Step-by-Step Guide

Ah, there's nothing like a good book to transport you to another world. But to really get lost in a story, you need the perfect reading nook. You know, a spot where you can curl up with your favorite book, surrounded by cozy decor and a few green friends to keep you company. But how do you go about creating such a haven? Well, let's dive in and find out!

In This Article

  • Choosing The Right Location
  • Comfortable Seating
  • How To Make Your Reading Nook Cozy
  • Adding The Right Houseplants

Choosing the Right Location

amazing plant-laden reading nook via @banilla.online

First things first, you need to choose the right spot for your reading nook. You want to find a spot that is quiet and receives either plenty of natural light, good lighting from your light fixtures, or even better—an area where you have installed some aesthetically pleasing grow-lights. Maybe there's a corner of your living room that you could transform, or a window seat that would be perfect. Make sure it's a low-traffic spot where you can relax and get lost in a book without any distractions.

Include a warm-toned grow-light, such as a plant-bulb in a library-esque lamp, or a hanging pendant grow light from Soltech. This will offer a warm, sunlight-like quality to your reading nook that will not only help your plants thrive but will also create a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere.

Choose Comfortable Seating

This reading nook includes a money tree and a ponytail palm which require ample light to thrive.

When selecting the perfect seating for your reading nook, there's a world of comfortable and stylish options catering to various decor styles including plants. Maybe you prefer the minimalistic Nordic, vibrant Boho, the timeless Mid-century Modern, or even the elegant Victorian. It's important to select a chair that not only offers comfort but also harmonizes with the overall aesthetic of your space, enhancing its visual appeal. For an wide range of unique and comfortable reading chairs that can seamlessly blend into your decor, check out this curated list of awesome reading chair options.

If you're more of a floor cushion kind of person, make sure it's comfortable enough to sit in for hours at a time. Consider adding oversized floor pillows and lots of support pillows, blankets, and maybe a low side table for your mugs - this will make for a super comfy setup.

How To Make Your Reading Nook Cozy

To really make your reading nook feel cozy, you need to add some home decor elements. Maybe you add a soft, fluffy rug to the floor, or some cozy throw pillows to your chair. You could also add a warm blanket to snuggle up in on chilly days. The idea is to create a space that feels welcoming and comfortable. If you're in need of some inspiration, check out our blog post on "Indoor Garden Feng Shui: How To Inspire The Good Interior Vibes".

Adding The Right Houseplants

Finally, you can add some houseplants to your reading nook. Not only do they add a touch of green to your space, but they can also help purify the air and reduce stress levels. Some great houseplants for reading nooks include spider plants, peace lilies, and snake plants - these are all low light plants, be sure to choose these or other plants that thrive in low light conditions if your nook doesn't get much light.

The plants you choose for this area are what is going to elevate the overall good vibes, so consider adding hanging plant baskets that cascade down close to your chair/hammock, for an even more ethereal feel. Good hanging plants may include Pothos, string of pearls for a more cottage core vibe, or maybe a hoya for those of you with more of a trained green thumb

And there you have it, the perfect recipe for creating a cozy reading nook with the help of houseplants. Just remember, the most important thing is to create a space that feels comfortable and welcoming to you. Happy reading!