All you need for your own personal home library or reading nook is a good bookshelf and a spot for a comfortable armchair. This reading spot makes use of a spot beneath a staircase that would otherwise be wasted. The back of the built-in bookcase is lined with removable wallpaper to give a pop of contrast to the moody green walls painted in Sherwin-Williams Country Squire. The nook includes an arc lamp to provide task lighting for reading and a small side table to hold a beverage, a soothing candle or the current book club book.
The focal wall behind the bed is made from strips of stained wood. A dresser and TV sit in a wall niche across from the bed. To make the perfect reading spot, the window nook is outfitted with a built-in daybed and bookshelves.
Wood beams at the ceiling and sloping walls give this rustic bedroom the cozy feeling of being tucked in at night. A wide window set into a niche provides a spot for a chaise longue, creating a great spot for reading and bringing in ample natural light.
Using careful groupings of furniture and objects, you can create distinct niches, even in smaller spaces. Designer Michel Boyd uses an ultrasuede-covered couch and bookcase to create a reading nook in his home, and this chair and pillows framed by a cut-out portion of wall is its own unique vignette.
This breezy, beachy and traditional space serves as a home office and reading room. A built-in desk unit offers ample storage and provides maximum function in this narrow corner niche. The color palette reflects the home's coastal locale and sets a relaxing mood. Window shades give the homeowner flexibility and control with privacy and natural light.
A window seat built into a niched wall offers a bright and cozy place to read. The wood detail adds a rustic counterpoint to the bedroom's modern aesthetic. Simple furnishings and minimal decor complete the fresh design.
This traditional study is layered with texture, creating a warm, comfortable space its users can sink right into. A clean-lined, bench cushion sofa tucks into a niche in the built-in bookshelves, with swing-arm lamps that turn the spot into a cozy reading nook. A chaise longue adds a modern touch that's softened by its lived-in leather upholstery.
A neutral palette provides a backdrop for dramatic turquoise and burnt orange accents in this transitional, beachside living room. The homeowners wished for a relaxing, versatile space for reading, hanging out and entertaining friends. Display cabinets and storage nooks add extra function to the room, and custom teal leather swivel chairs allow easy conversation and enjoyment of ocean views. Reclaimed wood niches maximize seating in the room.