A kid-friendly version of the home library, kids' reading nooks are designated areas in a bedroom, playroom, or elsewhere in the house that are outfitted with book storage, comfy seating, and proper lighting to offer children a relaxing spot to curl up with a good book. Check out these inspirational ideas—from built-in niches to secret getaways tucked under the stairs to bedroom corners styled with reading chairs and custom shelving—that give your kids a cool, stylish place to cozy up and cultivate a lifelong love of reading.
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This adorable modern reading nook designed by Sonya Lee Architect is a self-contained cube carved out of a floor-to-ceiling bookcase where little bookworms can read to their heart's content.Continue to 2 of 25 below.
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This reading nook from Curated Nest Interiors has a wallpaper accent wall, cozy built-in banquette with under-seat storage, a wall sconce reading light, and a cheerful palette of red, white, and blue.
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In an 1880's farmhouse in the Catskills, AHG Interiors designed this storybook house-shaped reading nook with an asymmetrical roof, reclaimed wood paneling, a suspended cloud pendant light, and plenty of cozy pillows and throws in neutral tones. A rattan giraffe bookshelf is standing by holding reading material. It's the perfect spot for a rainy afternoon or anytime a kid just needs to curl up and get lost in a good book.Continue to 4 of 25 below.
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This under-stair reading nook designed by Maestri Studio is the kind of secret hideaway that any kid would love, with its pint-sized door, stealth location, and echoes of Harry Potter.Continue to 6 of 25 below.
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This book nook from Studio Peake features a cubby-hole style bookshelf built into the bed surround. A built-in reading light sconce provides task lighting for reading after dark, and plenty of extra throw pillows create a comfy place to read in the daytime.
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These cute twin nooks carved out of the staircase leading to a downstairs playroom from Emily Henderson Design provide the perfect place for kids to hide out with a book.Continue to 8 of 25 below.
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This canopied reading corner designed by Mel Bean Interiors is as simple as a knotted bed canopy suspended from the ceiling, outfitted with plenty of throw pillows in the room's shades of purple and white.Continue to 9 of 25 below.
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In this cheerful reading nook from Marian Louise Designs, the window seat itself holds a row of books, while a pair of cozy bean bag chairs on the floor below provides a comfy place for kids to read. A window provides natural light, and a pair of decorative double wall sconces mounted on opposite sides of the nook provide more while also making the nook more cozy.Continue to 10 of 25 below.
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Room for Two
There's room for two in the cozy, overstuffed armchair that anchors this earthy, modern twins' room reading nook from Australian interior designer Nicole Rosenberg of Liberty Interiors.
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Studio Peake maximized every last inch of space in the corner of this child's bedroom, creating a book niche in the corner that provides storage and houses a small table lamp with a printed shade that provides extra lighting for reading sessions before bed.Continue to 12 of 25 below.
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This reading nook from Sissy + Marley Interior Design has a calming palette of taupe and white, with fun oversized star wallpaper, a comfy upholstered rocking chair, display book shelving, and a toy trophy head that helps define the space.
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This extra deep reading nook designed by The Residency Bureau is big enough for the whole family, and a comfortable space to cozy up with a great book for kids of all ages. The taupe walls and seating upholstery is contrasted with a dark floral wallpaper accent wall that follows the A-line ceiling. A jumble of throw pillows in various shapes and sizes covered in complementary vintage rose, olive, and off-white tones create a soft place to land and linger.Continue to 14 of 25 below.
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The reading corner in this Hudson River, New York Colonial home designed by Becca Interiors has vintage wallpaper, a cozy rust-colored velvet armchair, a floor lamp to provide extra reading light, and a freestanding bookcase packed with reading material.Continue to 15 of 25 below.
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This kid's room reading nook by Sissy + Marley Interior Design looks like an illustrated children's book come to life, with its crisp black-and-white palette, framed illustrations, adorable mini swan reading chair, and shelves displaying colorful books.Continue to 17 of 25 below.
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A pint-sized rocking chair and a low-slung bookcase creates a kid-friendly reading corner in this family room designed by Erin Williamson Design.
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In this reading corner from Kate Marker Interiors, a comfy round swivel chair under the window and a built-in bookshelf provide a dedicated place for kids to read and relax.
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Blogger Elsie Larson from A Beautiful Mess created a kids bedroom reading nook with a vintage-style upholstered rocking chair, a Moroccan leather pouf, and floating shelves on the wallpapered wall that double as display space for favorite books. A rainbow throw pillow on the reading chair helps make the space fun and inviting.Continue to 20 of 25 below.
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Pink and Blue
A wall-mounted shelf filled with books on the accessible lower shelves and a comfy armchair and ottoman in shades of pink and blue make this reading corner from JLA Designs a comfortable spot for adults to read to babies, and for kids to read by themselves in comfort for many years to come.
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In this minimalist black-and-white nursery from Sissy + Marley Interior Design, books provide color accents in a reading nook by the window that is simply outfitted with a black wire chair, clean white open display shelving, and some throw pillows and layered rugs to add coziness.Continue to 22 of 25 below.
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Sunny and Bright
Blogger Sarah Rhodes from A Beautiful Mess added an upholstered yellow armchair and a brightly colored rug under the slanted ceiling in this kids bedroom to create a dedicated reading nook that's cheerful and inviting.Continue to 23 of 25 below.
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Mid City Interiors created a dedicated spot to read in this colorful kids bedroom by placing a teepee stacked with books on a soft rug adjacent to the tented house frame bed.Continue to 24 of 25 below.
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Yael Weiss Interiors carved out a kids reading nook in this airy Chelsea, NYC apartment by building a windowseat next to the corner bed equipped with low-slung built-in shelving lined with a rainbow of books.Continue to 25 of 25 below.
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This charming, supersized attic reading nook from interior designers Tara Mangini and Percy Bright of Jersey Ice Cream Co. has built-in banquette seating and plenty of soft throw pillows to make it a cozy and inviting book-filled getaway for kids of all ages.