If you’re a homeowner who loves to relax with a good book, have you considered a reading corner? They are the perfect place to sit back, unwind and get lost in a story, and with the help of furniture assembly specialists like Unflatpack, we can fit one for you professionally and efficiently.
This short blog outlines how to create a reading corner and how our team of fitted bedroom furniture experts can make it perfect for you.
Bedroom Storage Ideas: Reading Corners
Homeowners all over the world each have their own unique, diverse bedroom furniture ideas. We’re all full of ideas of how to transform our bedrooms and living spaces into beautiful, practical and stunning-looking rooms. Many of us love built-in wardrobes (see our fitted wardrobes pages here), whereas others love customised flatpack furniture that’s easy to assemble and fixed to walls, offering plenty of storage space.
However, some of us just want to enjoy somewhere convenient and comfortable, perhaps near a window, to immerse ourselves in a novel. Luckily, reading corners and nooks like these can both be as practical and beautiful as an IKEA PAX wardrobe or IKEA BESTA media centre can be to a bedroom or living room, respectively!
If that sounds like a great way to unwind after a busy day, then this guide is for you. However, before you start making ambitious plans, there are a few things to consider about your new bedroom storage idea.
Things to Consider for Bedroom Furniture
The location of your comfortable spot is crucial, so you need to ask yourself a few questions. Does your bedroom keep lots of noise out? Is there a tranquil area that could be transformed with fitted bedroom furniture? Is there any dead space thanks to sloped ceilings, walls or alcoves? Which area of your room gets the most natural light?
While there is no right or wrong answer as far as location is concerned, the quieter your chosen spot, the more comfortable you will be.
Your bedroom reading spot needs to be both stylish and comfortable, so when assessing your chosen location, consider the aesthetics of your new corner. IKEA bedroom furniture often has a distinct and unique style that is both structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing. Consider introducing a window seat, sofa, armchair, rocking chair or chaise lounge if you’re looking for that added wow factor.
You should always be comfortable when reading books; it lets you relax and benefit the most from the story you’re absorbing. So don’t opt for any bedroom furniture that isn’t comfortable.
Every fervent reader benefits from superb lighting to avoid eye strain and headaches. This is why it’s ideal for maximising natural light in your bedroom wherever you can; however, sadly, this isn’t possible in every bedroom. Not every room will have plenty of natural light, hence why people turn to supplementary reading lights.
If there’s enough bedroom space, you could always add high-quality IKEA bedroom tables, like BESTA units, to pop a lamp onto. You can also use these BESTA storage units as excellent bedroom storage solutions for your favourite books.
Room Storage Accessories
As said, bedside tables are ideal for lamps and refreshments, but open shelving units are also great options for book storage and attractive displays. Houseplants also make excellent decorative items.
If built-in storage is your main aim, why not build a bench by an open window with a seat that opens? This is an excellent idea for small bedroom storage, adding lots of quality and practicality to your room.
Keeping Distractions to a Minimum
Distractions are irritating but often unavoidable. Some of the best bedroom furniture ideas involve removing clutter from your immediate surroundings to prevent you from losing focus in your thriller or fantasy novels. Decluttering your bedroom does the same to your mind, as does something as simple as switching off from the outside world by turning off your mobile phone.
Doing small things like this will help you create a perfect reading corner that allows you to unwind in the most hassle-free and straightforward way. Creating a relaxing, quaint, comfortable and well-lit sanctuary doesn’t cost the earth and certainly doesn’t rely on you going to excessive lengths to make it perfect. Simply put, a call to Unflatpack’s bedroom furniture team is all you need to get the ball rolling.