Tommy Smythe’s Cozy Reading Nook

Designer Tommy Smythe shows us how to create a stylish and cozy reading nook using the timeless "go-to" linen lounging chair.

Tommy Smythe's Cozy Reading Nook

Above: wallpaper, Phillip Jeffries; sconces, Union Lighting; art, Cocoon; chair, table, bookcase, ELTE; accessories, drum stool, HomeSense; paint, Para 'Never a Dull Moment'

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.

Tommy Smythe's Cozy Reading Nook

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.

Tommy Smythe's Cozy Reading Nook

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!

Tommy Smythe's Cozy Reading Nook

 

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