Create a Cozy Reading Corner

Today it’s 80 degrees in Illinois. On Thursday and Friday the temps drop down to the 40s. This is fall weather in the Midwest. To be prepared for the temperature drop, I like to create a cozy reading corner in my house. Here’s a few ideas to help you create your own special place.

Cozy Reading Corner Next to Old Stone FireplacePhoto by Lisa Burdus Interior Design

A cozy reading corner starts with a big comfy chair. I’ve always been fond of tufted furniture, and this chair looks like it’s ready to give you a big hug.

Gray Tufted Over-Stuffed ChairPhoto by deluxe design studio


An ottoman is a must-have for propping up your feet. Choose one that matches your chair, or go eclectic and select an ottoman in a different style.

Cozy Reading Corner with Green Patterned Chair and OttomanPhoto by Katherine Stern Design


A den with shelves is the perfect spot for a cozy reading corner. Your books are at an easy reach and you can shut the doors if you want to be left alone.

Navy Blue Den with Built-in Shelves and Cozy Chair and OttomanPhoto by Adam Leland Homes, Inc.


Sometimes an unused space, like the landing at the foot of a staircase, provides a cozy spot for a pretty wing chair and table.

Plaid Wing Chair with Fox Painting on WallPhoto by Константин Малюта


Leather is a classic choice for a comfortable chair to plop yourself into.

Leather Chair in Vintage Living Room with Flea Market FindsPhoto by Kate Hansen Photography


Be sure to add ample lighting if your cozy reading corner doesn’t receive a lot of natural light.

Tufted Chair with Vintage Brass Floor Lamp in Craftsman Style Living RoomPhoto by Lucy Call


And of course, an end table is necessary for coffee or your beverage of choice while enjoying a good novel.

Warm and Cozy Reading Corner in BedroomPhoto by The Wiseman Group Interior Design, Inc


Be forewarned. When you create a cozy reading corner in your home, someone or something is likely to enjoy your spot!

Puppy Sleeping on Gray Linen Club ChairPhoto by Linn Gresham Haute Decor


Be creative! Think outside!

Hanging Chair on Outdoor DeckPhoto by Crib Deluxe


I’ve created a few cozy corners in my own home. In the entryway, a super comfy chair from Pier 1 fills the spot perfectly.

Entryway with Pink Spring Colors


The sitting room has my favorite script chairs for reading and enjoying alone time.

Cozy Living with cotton blankets


But my favorite place is in my tufted chair in the family room complete with pretty pillows and a quilted lap throw.

Cozy Corner in a Farmhouse Family Room

Do you have a favorite cozy reading corner in your own home? If not, hopefully these inspiration images will get your creative juices flowing!


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  1. Cozy spots and chairs and yours are so cozy,you have made everything in your home inspirational. Thank you for the ideas.

  2. This post makes me want to read and relax. Where did you purchase your tufted chair in your family room? I like the width and the style.