The other day during my lunch break at work, I was simply enjoying some belly nourishment and a good story. It suddenly hit me that this was the first job I’ve ever had, where I didn’t feel pressure to socialize during my lunch break. Every so often, I’ll go out to lunch with a co-worker, but I like that I have the option to simply curl up with whatever book I’m reading and get lost for a bit. I looked around me and everybody else was engrossed in their own stories. Some people had kindles, some were listening to audiobooks, and many were holding a physical book. There were the bestseller names (Baldacci, Patterson, etc.), book club reads, magazines, and stories old and new. I obviously found myself in the perfect job!
Our breakroom has pretty comfortable couches and chairs, but after lunch, in a food coma daze, I started to fantasize about different reading nooks. I used to want to be an interior decorator and would create layouts for different houses. All of my blueprints included a library, because of course everyone has a massive amount of books. I usually envisioned floor to ceiling book shelves that required a sliding ladder. In my future home design, I apparently thought I would be really rich and fancy…a grand clear plexiglass winding staircase was something I thought would be feasible. I also thought my library would have a big tree structure in the middle of the two story room. A cut out would be at the bottom and there would be a reading nook at the base of the tree. Yeah…so that probably be happening anytime soon, but a girl can dream!
Here are a few reading nooks I’ve lusted over. What is your ideal reading environment? Minimalist or cozy? Does it depend on the type of story you are enjoying?
Imagine a secret entryway to your reading nook…how cool that would be!!
sliding ladder and winding staircase. Yes please!
This is the closest thing I could find to my tree reading nook idea…
A comfy chair is a necessity in any reading nook environment. I really like this fun floral print mustard one!
Now I’m really tempted to simply create a tee-pee reading nook area our piano room.