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Create The Perfect Reading Retreat To Relax In All Year Round

window-seat-2If you’re a real book lover, then you’ll know that there’s no better way to spend a few hours than to lose yourself within the pages of a really good book.

One thing that every book lover needs is a cosy reading spot to relax in so that you can spend time reading your favourite novels. We’ve listed the three things you need in order to create that perfect spot so that you can get some serious reading done…

Suss out a comfortable place

One of the most important elements you’ll need to consider for your reading spot is a designated area for it in your home – a place that’s comfortable in your opinion. Any small space can be used for this, such as the corner of your living room, a small alcove in the hallway, an unused window space or even under the stairs.

Storage for your beloved books

You can’t have a reading spot without a place to store the books you love. Surrounding yourself with your favourite novels will create a sense of comfort – making it all the more easier to relax in. So if you have the space, try to add some shelving or a bookcase big enough to house your entire collection.


A cosy reading chair

Your choice of seating will mostly be determined by the space you have available, so you would do well to keep this in mind when choosing your reading spot. Look for an area that’s both inviting and comfortable – then a nice cosy chair will help to make it all the more welcoming.


For more inspiration on how you can display book collection in your home, take a look at our blog on how to display your most treasured collections.

Remember if you ever have any questions about the Shelfstore shelving system then be sure to tweet us @Shelfstore or take a look at our website where you’ll be able to create shelving and storage solutions around your ideas, in any size – to fit your space.



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