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Transform your reading nook!

If you’re looking to do some small-scale home redecorating, a reading nook is a great space to tackle, especially during the colder months. All you need for a basic reading corner are a comfy place to sit, a small table and a good source of light, but there are some easy, homey touches you can add to take your nook from just a chair to your favourite spot in the house!

Book baskets

When you’d rather stay in and avoid the chill, having a stack of books at the ready is a must. Whether you prefer to reach for old favourites or are always checking out something new from the library, keep your current reads close by in a Tiny Utility Tote. This little storage bin is the perfect size to fit on a side table shelf and even comes in fun holiday prints for a festive touch.

Along with your books, tuck a Get CreativeTM Slim Pouch full of pencils, pens or highlighters inside the tote if you’re a fan of underlining quotes or scribbling in the margins of your personal copies. If magazines, crossword puzzles or newspapers are more your jam, keep a stash on-hand and ready to read in a Felt Display Bin.

Comfort is key

For the ultimate cozy corner, add a blanket basket to your reading nook! Keep a couple throws, a personalized pillow and even your slippers bundled up together for a storage solution that’s not only functional but also super cute. We love the P.S. On A Winter’s Day Bundle, which comes with a Medium Stand Tall Bin and Fringed Throw Blanket. The bin’s handles make it easy to pick up and move, and the blanket looks just as nice tossed over the back of your chair or rolled up and tucked away.

Pop of personality

Once your reading nook is almost finished, the last step is to add a few fun pieces of décor to bring it all together! If you’re working with just a little shelf space or a nearby windowsill, add a Close to HomeTM Mini Table Gallery with a favourite photo inside. If you have a bit more wall space to work with, hang a Close to HomeTM Wall Gallery or Close to HomeTM Round Frame to beautifully display happy memories.

Feeling inspired to makeover your own small spaces? Browse our full collection of organization products and décor! Whether you want to tackle under-the-sink storage, pantry shelves, your home office desk or the linen closet, use #thirtyone to show us your own small space transformations.

Styles to try: Your Way™ Rectangle, Felt Storage Tote, Fold N’ File™