“To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, idea, shared experience and the fruit of many inquiries.” – A.C. Grayling
A reading oasis is an escape for the curious and the intellectual mind. In order to start creating your reading oasis, you need 2 basic elements: a favourite spot in your home and a comfy chair.
While you only need 2 basic elements, there is more to consider when creating your dream oasis. Choose a location near natural light or add your own warm lighting to create the best reading conditions. With the popularity of e-readers ever expanding, make sure to pick a spot where there is an outlet present, if you use an e-reader. This way you do not interrupt your reading when you are running low on juice!
What goes better with cozy than warmth? Keep your feet toasty by adding an area rug to your hardwood or tile floors. This will create more warmth in your space and add to the overall indulgence of the room. During the cold winter months, be sure to add soft textures and patterns to your nook. Soft textures such as cashmere, velvet, faux fur and wool will condition you to cuddle in for the long haul. Throughout the summer months, add a light throw and a colourful accent pillow to your chair to brighten the space.
Next, adding accessories can bring life to every room in your home. So what makes your reading oasis any different? Adding accessories and end tables will open up a world of possibilities. Book end can take reading décor to a whole new level. There are a variety of fun and colourful book ends as well as other accessories to bring your oasis to life. Be sure to choose smaller sized end tables to place next to your chair(s) to allow for more room. Small end tables will give you the opportunity to mix function with funky.
Last but not least, adding candles to your area will not only create soft and cozy lighting, but they can create an indulgent atmosphere if you pick an inviting scent.
Design Advice By:
Narges Moatamadi, Design Consultant at Decorium