Designer Tommy Smythe shows us how to create a stylish and cozy reading nook using the timeless "go-to" linen lounging chair.
Keep your walls dark and add texture with wallpaper
This teal colour is "never a dull moment" from PARA paints. It's on trend, bold yet still acts as a neutral in the space. The grasscloth from Phillip Jeffries offers a tone-on-tone wall treatment. The applied moulding frames the grasscloth and the prints.
Lighting is key
These traditional wall sconces contribute to the mood of the room. Their large scale gives them a presence in the room.
Display your books in a bookcase
Bookcases are not only great for practical storage, they are also a great way to curate your book collection. Mix your books with a variety of accessories to add a bit of flair to the room. The dark stain of this bookcase reads warm and cozy. It also provides high impact and achors the room.
Add a bit of fun
The zebra rug is a fun" and "playful" element of the room. It also adds high contrast. A touch of animal print is still very trendy. This livens up the room and gives some energy to the space.
Don't forget a side table
A side table is a must for a reading nook. It holds all your essentials while you enjoy your read. Dress the table with florals and small accessories for a polished look.
Select artwork and accessories you love
Artwork is a great way to introduce your personality to a space. Reading is about comfort, so surround yourself with your creature comforts!