I was recently contacted by Arhaus, a home decoration and furniture company. At first, I thought it was a little strange, but then I realized that they wanted me to write about what my dream reading nook would look like, and I didn't hesitate - of course, I would do a post about that!
Now, I thought about this for a while. I love reading, obviously, but I also love astronomy! So my dream reading corner would be full of stars, pillows, and lights!
So the first thing any nice reading nook needs is - obviously - a comfy place to sit or lay down. One thing that I love, and that seems to be most people's dream, is the idea of a window seat with loads of pillows! Something maybe like this:
Something with soft colors and a cozy blanket. I can also imagine fairy lights hanging around, as well as maybe a lamp on the wall to read at night, like these:
I'm loving this so far! Let's see, what else is important for a reading nook? Aah, throw pillows! Now, Evie @eviebookish has some AMAZING bookish designs, based on all kinds of stories! But, Redbubble and Etsy also have all kinds of pillows that could fit!
I decided I would go for some star/space themed pillows to go with my astronomy obsession, so here's a small selection of those,
Now for the actual bookshelf. I'm not sure I'd want a whole shelf in my reading nook - maybe a small shelf with a few favorites, decorative items, a spot for bookmarks, etc. I wouldn't want to get distracted from the book I'm reading, you know? So I'd probably go with something like this:
I loooove these tree -shelf designs! You can keep all kinds of things on it - pretty YA books, astronomy books, cute tea cups, music... oh how I'd love to have this in my room! Maybe one day?
Next you need a little table to put your book down on, or a glass of water or something, so here's something cute!
Then, you need some cute prints! Here are some of my favorite star-quotes!
- "Second star to the right and straight on 'till morning" - Peter Pan
- "Let's go rattle the Stars" - SJ Maas
- "My Thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations" - The Fault in our Stars, by John Green
- "To the stars who listen and the dreams that are answered" - SJ Maas
- "I've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night" - Galileo
You could even set up a mix of everything and have an 'exploration' corner like this!
Next, you need candles! I'm a candle nerd (is that even a thing?) I am still a rep for Nox to Lumos Candle co, where you can find amazing home-made soy candles! (If you're interested in getting some, you can get a discount by using CAROLINE20 at checkout!)
So I've had the opportunity to try out a lot of candles by her, and they each have their own unique personality to them. Yes, they have personality. I made one called 'My Bookish Corner' that smells like, tea, vanilla, rain and parchment, which I love! But, to keep the theme going, I decided that this Night Court candle might be better!
Yep this is my photo of my candle! Love fairy lights, and this candle smells amazing! (@Justanotherbookishblog on insta)
And finally, no reading nook is complete without the last essential - tea! My personal favorite is caramel-vanilla-apple rooibos tea, but there are so many to choose from! So a nice selection box would be amazing!
So overall, I guess this would be my style board!
What would you guys have in your dream reading corner? Do you think I missed out on anything at all? Let me know!
Have a great day!