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Creating a Cozy Reading Nook in Your Merced Rental

Woman Relaxing in Her Merced Reading NookFor book lovers, there is nothing better than a comfortable, cozy reading nook. Even though you are renting your house, it is likely to achieve the space you want. There are several ways that Merced renters like you can create a cozy reading nook in your home without making any permanent changes. With the right elements and a little creativity, you can create a reading nook that invites total relaxation.

To create the perfect reading nook, the best place to start is with the things that help you feel comfortable. Maybe it’s an oversized chair, some plush throw pillows, or your favorite throw blanket. Or, perhaps you enjoy having pictures, flowers, or houseplants around you, adding an element of color and natural beauty to your indoor spaces. Regardless of what things make you feel calm and happy, create your reading nook by bringing these things into the space.

One of the simplest ways to create a reading nook is to add a comfortable chair to a peaceful corner of your favorite room. Whether your style calls for overstuffed upholstery, classic leather, or clean modern, choose a chair that invites you to sink into it and stay awhile. Add a floor lamp and a favorite throw, and you’re ready for long afternoons deep in a great book.

For some, no reading nook would be complete with close access to your prized book collection. If that is the situation, add one or more bookshelves to your reading nook space. There are endless ways to style bookshelves, from tall freestanding styles to space-saving shelves hung directly on the wall. No matter which shelving you choose, take some time to create visually appealing displays of books, keepsakes, and treasured décor items. This will make your bookshelves more personal and help you craft a space where your favorite things surround you.

If natural light is what you desire, it’s easy to create a window seat reading nook. This is true even if your Merced rental home doesn’t already have a built-in window seat in the house. To create a cozy window seat reading nook, place a storage ottoman, chaise longue, or pile of floor pillows under your favorite window. To dress up the space, even more, add narrow freestanding bookshelves to either side of the window and a few houseplants to the sill. Before long, you will have a light and airy window nook perfect for relaxing at home.

With comfortable seating, don’t forget to style the walls around your reading nook. For maximum drama, add a large piece of artwork that draws the eye and lends personality to the space. Another great way to personalize your space is to add a gallery wall. Print and hang a collection of favorite photos, small artworks, or other décor items to create just the right look and feel. In this way, just about any spot in your rental house can become the cozy reading nook you’ve always wanted.

Regardless of how much space you have to work with, by applying these ideas, it is possible to create a reading nook in your Merced rental house easily – no construction required! Would you like to know more ways to personalize your rental home? Call us at 209-722-7761 or contact us online today!

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