Creative Spaces// Reading Nooks

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. 



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?

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Maira Gall