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January 15, 2014

Library / Reading Room. ... Like use of contrasting trim work ...

Have you heard the term reading room?   That's the 'up and coming' trend in decorating - a room in your home dedicated to reading.

A calm place to immerse yourself in a book is a thing of beauty.  It doesn't have to be a large room - it can be a nook, a guest room that's only used a few times a year, a hallway with enough room for a comfortable chair . . . . . .
Reading Rooms |

reading room! I love this!

The smallest of spaces are adequate for a reading nook.

Adorable reading room

Where better to introduce young ones
to the joys of reading than in the nursery?

Photo:  Hi 'ya, luv

reading room.

This is very close to the reading nook/niche I've always imagined for my perfect dream home. :)

Is this not THE COOLEST room divider ever?!

cute cubes.
Aren't these cubes amazingly efficient?
Reading Rooms |
Chelsea de Luca

"If one reads enough books one has a fighting chance.
Or better, one's chances of survival increases with each
book one reads."  -- Sherman Alexie

Bookcases with white lights / reading room
Spirit Vines

\\\living space

Good lighting and a comfortable seat are all
you need to snuggle up with a great book.

Reading room

So you're thinking, "What's the difference between a library and a reading room?"

A library is a room to hold your book collection.  A reading room is a special, comfortable retreat for reading books from your collection.

reading room
From Moon to Moon

Not really diggin' the wallpaper but I love the retro concept:
Reading room

One of my sacred places and spiritual comnections: my love of reading...what a lovely Reading nook

"There is no friend as loyal as a book."  -- Ernest Hemingway

The Reading Room #library

Reading Room

"To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge
from almost all the miseries of life."  - W. Somerset Maugham

reading room

Reading room!
My Little Dream House

Elle Decor

Great reading room

Convert smallest space into snug reading room

Reading room

a calming reading room
Jetsetter, Los Angeles

Love this reading room

Zona de lectura

Never enough books.


  1. I love to see rooms lined with book shelves full of books! I have a very difficult time sending books out my door! I always want to keep them all!

    1. Every time we've moved my husband has lamented the number of books I own. He doesn't understand why you'd keep a book you've already read and I keep telling him that rereading a favorite book, "is like visiting with an old friend." -- Jan

  2. Yes, everyone needs a "Book Nook". I love the Chair with the ocean view, and the Window Box with the trees...and I truly agree with CS Lewis remark about tea and books. Thanks for the book tour. I have my corner...and my book bag that goes with me.

  3. I love this post! We are putting in a reading room right now! (Well, not right now, you know how long remodeling can take...especially when you are a do it yourself-er) I will be checking back on this one frequently. Such beautiful ideas. Thanks for sharing. xo

  4. Living in a house bursting at the seams with books, this post really appealed. I absolutely love that room divider, and have the perfect place for it. All I need to do now is convince my husband to build it!