A Cozy Reading Nook May Be the Secret to Quality Family Time

There's nothing more cozy on a quiet afternoon at home than nestling into a well-crafted reading nook, especially if you have the company of loved ones. But if you're unsure of how to create one in your own space, then let this adorable corner designed by Joanna Goddard be your inspiration. A pile of cozy cushions in playful prints and cohesive colors extend a warm invitation to pass the day away, as breezy window treatments bring in more layers without obstructing abundant natural light — effectively eliminating the need for an additional light source. Nearby, an industrial wood coffee table provides complementary tones and texture, while a teeny chair adds a vibrant pop of color. The balance between adult and kid-friendly seating lets the little ones know that they're more than welcome to reap the benefits of this casual area.

Make this nook your own beginning with these pieces.

Small circular side table
credit: West Elm
Small orange and metal chair for kids
credit: P'Kolino

Kelly Weimert

Kelly Weimert

Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.