Posts Tagged ‘reading nook’

Thursday’s Theme: Get Caught Reading

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

May is Get Caught Reading Month, which is an opportunity to promote reading at any and every age. Since we specialize in home decor, we’re getting in on the fun by featuring six reading nooks in which we wouldn’t mind getting caught reading.

The Quintessential Reading Nook

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The Reading Nook With a Secret [Room]

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The Naturally Lit Reading Nook

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The Warm and Timeless Reading Nook

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The Luxuriously Comfortable Reading Nook

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The Classic Bedroom Reading Nook

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Which one is your favorite? Share your must-have reading nook furniture and accents (in addition to books!) in the comments below.

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Get the Look: A Cozy and Classic Reading Nook

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Reading nooks – big or small – offer you a space in your home where you can go to escape and relax. Whether you flip through your favorite magazine, pick up a favorite book or read the newspaper with your morning coffee, the coziness and simplicity of the space is perfect. Below is a great reading nook that features just a few pieces of furniture that create a coziness that isn’t overdone. You can get a look similar to this one with furniture and home accents from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, so keep reading for inspiration.

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Snowflake Knit Throw

A comfy chair is the must-have item for a reading nook. We like the armchair + ottoman combination, but a recliner or rocking chair would work just as nicely if you prefer – it is your nook after all!

The pillow adds a little extra comfort and serves to break up the pattern of the chair to make the space more aesthetically appealing and welcoming. The same goes for the throw blanket, and both accents enhance the comfort of the reading nook.

(Get the look with these key furnishings from SYW: the Kingfield Chair and Ottoman, the Queen Bee Burlap Pillow and the Snowflake Knit Throw)

Kingfield Chair, Ottoman, and Queen Bee Burlap Pillow

The floor lamp is a great option here because it does not take up much space, and importantly, it doesn’t take up space on an end table that serves as your reading material’s own resting spot. Gauge how high or low you sit in the chair to find the perfect lighting option for you.

Chairside Storage Table

Add an area rug to complement the furnishings in this space, and of course, enhance that warm, comfortable look. Some extras you could include are a Round Backless Stool, which can serve as an accent table without taking up a lot of space (and it’s easily movable so you can take it to other parts of the house as needed), and plants for greenery and better air.

The chairside table shown above is the perfect size for a reading nook, and as you can see it can be used to display a plant, collectibles or your books themselves. Our Chairside Storage Table has a similar footprint and maximizes the space by providing a hidden storage compartment under the tabletop. We have serious bookshelf envy with this reading nook, but if your relaxing space is smaller, bookshelves will only clutter the space; hence our suggestion for the table and stool. But if you
do have the room, we have a variety of sizes and styles of
bookcases you can find here.

Make a reading nook your next weekend project, or add an extra stylish accent to your current space, and enjoy the serenity – no matter how long (or short!) it lasts.

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Weekly Spotlight: Get Caught Reading

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Bookend LampGet a head start on your summer reading list, kick back and get caught reading! Celebrate the art, fun and importance of reading all May long, and get caught reading with your favorite book(s) and Sturbridge Yankee Workshop home accents.

  • Relax in our Winston Recliner, with plush upholstered cushions and the option to sit upright or lay back while you read.
  • Our Antique Bronze Floor Lamp shines light downwards to illuminate your reading spot while adding primitive appeal to your home.
  • A made in the USA skinny bookshelf fits in tight space and will hold the weight of your treasured novels and stories. We’re talking, of course, about our Shaker Tall Bookcase (available in more than one size).
  • Bookends are a must have, and cast iron varieties deliver sturdiness and decorative appeal all in one.
  • We are including our Brentwood Chairside End Table because, like our Shaker bookcases, fit in tight spaces and is detailed for an admiring eye, yet functional for resting your books down or storing a notebook in the drawer.

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