Every library holds its own smell and every binding its own adventure. We here at Poly & Bark want to help you create your storybook reading nook with some luxurious mid century modern flair! Let’s get started.
Chapter 1 : Open with a chair
To build a great reading nook it's best to start at the foundation of where you will be placing your “foundation…” if you know what we mean.
Decide where and how you would like to sit. Are you more keen to find relaxation in a rocking chair, oversized chair, or love seat? Perhaps, you would like to become a cushion dweller from time to time.
If the classics don’t strike your fancy, expand into a more eclectic genre and implement a clawfoot bathtub with a few pillows, hang a canopy, or lay an exceedingly fuzzy rug.
Chapter 2 : Choose your light
Once you’ve outlined the plot, choose your light source. If you’ve chosen a space close to a window, natural light will lend highlights throughout the day, but for the evening hours you’ll want to introduce a small chandelier, arc light, or standing lamp.
Note : In the event that one evening you’re feeling more of an Elizabeth Bennett vibe, keep a couple of candles nearby so you can be prepared step back in time.
Chapter 3 : Twist the plot
Now is when you hunt for treasure.
Be it a large leafy plant, bookshelf, grandfather clock, framed print, side table, race car flag, or tea tray, find something that suits your personality and get it in there!
Add one or two items that have function, but might not be necessary to anyone but you. Choose your own adventure. Pick pieces that illustrate unique elements of your style!
Chapter 4 : Happily Ever After
Finish your great work by tying up any loose ends. Pillows, a blanket, rug, and/or wildflowers are fantastic ways to close style gaps and generate the warmth your space needs.
Find little knick knacks like binoculars, a compass, hemingway-esque resin animal skull, or incense to sprinkle in as delicate as your final prose. Then close the story of your book nook with confidence and one of a kind flavor.
“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.” - Walt Disney
“I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it.” - Toni Morrison
“The most effective way to to do it, is to do it.” - Amelia Earhart
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