My Dream Book Reading Space

I have a little secret to share with you. I love imagining what my dream home would look like. I guess a lot of people do, but it’s a fun hobby of mine when I’m not reading and blogging. I think of the rooms, furniture, the garden. The whole enchilada.

I make mood boards, visit furniture shops, look at online listings for properties that are way out of my price range, and follow multiple blogs on Tumblr that feature beautiful houses, apartments, and rooms. They give me so much satisfaction.

When I was inspired to write a post about my dream reading space, I couldn’t resist! It gives me an excuse to make a new mood board and share with you my reading space essentials.

Nissa's Book Nook

1. Well-stocked bookshelf

I think this is a no-brainer. Aside from a book wall (at least one wall filled with books will definitely be in my dream reading room haha), I want a separate bookshelf behind my reading spot just for my favorites. For easy-access. Heh.

2. Accents

It makes the room look better and I can use them for bookstagram shoots. Do it for the gram. No, but seriously, these little trinkets help give character—your character—to the room.

3. Table Lamp

My dream reading space will have a huge window because I prefer natural lighting when I’m reading and working, but I do like a bit of night reading, as well. I don’t want to damage my eyes even more, so a pretty table/desk lamp (with a bright light!) should do the trick. I’ve seen some really pretty lighting pieces on the web. I love the Isla table lamp and the Adrano.

4. Neutral-colored furniture and rug

I don’t want distractions when I’m reading and would prefer a fresh-looking space, so I chose neutral-colored furniture with a few accents in a darker shade to avoid from making it look dull. Creams, Whites, Browns, Greys. And a few plants here and there because I heard green is the most relaxing color for the human eye and I don’t know, there’s just something about plants that keeps me calm.

5. throw pillows

I don’t know about you, but I always end up hugging a pillow when I’m immersed in the book I’m reading. So throw pillows are a must-have in my dream reading space. The more cuddly, the better.

 Featured items on the board


There you have it. A snippet of my dream reading space.

How about you? What’s your dream reading space? If you have a mood board or just want to describe it, I’d love to see/hear about it in the comments!

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