6 Tips for Creating a Cosy Reading Corner

Emma Bridgewater cushions and a cup of tea in a cosy book nook reading corner
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Turn a space at home into a cosy reading corner and enjoy moments (& whole afternoons) lost in a good book. What could be better than spending a weekend or evening, taking a book off the shelf, getting comfortable on the sofa and enjoying your reading list with a warm cup of tea.


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1. Choose somewhere quiet

Pick the perfect spot away from distractions and (ideally) in the corner of the quietist room in your home - even better if it's by the window for a cosy atmosphere on rainy day. You can always add to the literary ambience with some white noise or perhaps tune into Classic FM on our Monty Radio.


Emma Bridgewater floral Monty Radio on a window ledge, perfect for reading corner white noise

2. Make sure your reading corner is well-lit 

Remember days staying up late using torches or phone lights to illuminate your favourite reads under the covers?

Fill up your new reading corner with candlelight, fragrance and loveliness! Take your pick with our selection of glass and wood candle holders and keep on reading into the night. 


Glass candle holders from Emma Bridgewater, great for setting the atmosphere in your book nook

3. Furnish your book nook with cushions and blankets 

Comfort is key!  Plump-up your book nook with layers of cushions and throws to keep you warm - and to ensure you can stay snuggled up there for hours on end.


Patterned cushions from Emma Bridgewater, including floral and check print cushions

4. Don’t forget your cuppa! 

The perfect cup of tea is essential to an afternoon curled up in your reading corner. Make sure you have a suitable mug, and safe flat surface to keep that mug! 


Floral Emma Bridgewater mug and flower vase on a tray, to brighten up a book nook

5. Add a touch of nature by adding plants to your book nook 

Plant a seed! Flowers and plants are a great aid in relaxation and helps decrease anxiety. They also help increase attentiveness and memory, thus enhancing the reading experience. 


Plant pots on a window ledge from Emma Bridgewater, including plant names and polka dot

6. Enhance your reading spot with some animal company 

There’s nothing better than having your furry friend join you. Set down a pet bowl full of their favourite treats - and don't forget to bring a couple of yours!


Personalised cat and dog bowls from Emma Bridgewater, with heart and flower patterns