Reading Corner Ideas. Kid’s reading pods to inspire imagination and creativity; home reading nooks to provide comfort and rest.
Creative Reading Corner Ideas
My girls are excellent readers. Growing up, this was not true of me. I hated to read. This lead me to the conclusion that they got some of this love through their environment over their genetics. I did a few things to “manipulate” good readers including creating an environment that embraced reading. From the time they were very young, I rarely said no buying them a book. I shopped wisely, but when a book was finished, I often purchased a new one. This was especially true when they began reading chapter books and series. This grew and grew our library to the point where most of our shelves are strewn with books. In fact, my son’s bedroom is a library. I love this as he is only two years old and falls asleep surrounded by books.
Buying Used Books
I have been able to shop frugally for my girls. Often, I purchase used books from Thrift Books or, my favorite, Better World Books. These books come in decent conditions. Sometimes they are a used library book or a book from a home. Either condition, doesn’t matter to me. It’s not the outside of the book, it’s the journey they go on inside.
When my girls were young and just beginning to read, I gave them the option to either go straight to sleep or to read in their bed another hour. I left a clock in their room and provided book lights if they chose the later. One of our favorite books to get started on reading was Bob Books. Currently, they are in 3rd and 5th grade and I still provide this same rule. Go to bed or read until (the time I provide.)
Creative Kids Reading Corner Ideas
Doing a few of these things – providing books, providing time, and providing a space – as created girls who love to read and are very good at reading. They are creative, young ladies, and I attribute it to these resources.
To provide your own enjoyable reading environment, take a look at some of these Creative Kids Reading Corner Ideas for the Home to create your very own young readers in the home.
You might find some of these ideas in our Teen Bedroom Spaces and also in our Bookshelf Styling Ideas.
Bookshelf Style for Reading Corners
Have awkward areas of the home? This blogger turned an attic corner into the most cozy corner for her kids to enjoy a good novel and listen to rain on the roof. | Unskinny Boppy
This little reading nook looks precious with the read red letters at the top. Talk about an encouraging marquee. | Found on House of Turquoise
We shared this chair in our Teen Bedroom ideas. I thinking a hanging chair in any child’s bedroom will make them want to cozy up and grab a book! | Nesting with Grace
Turn an outdoor space into a reading corner and perhaps a summer reading challenge! | Vintage Revivals
Corner of Bedroom Ideas
Magical Reading Corner
We featured this idea in our Homework Centers but had to bring it back for our reading corners – I could fall into this reading hideaway! | Rebecca Propes
Make your own book bin with this DIY tutorial for your child’s reading corner – makes me feel like I am in a library! | Les Petits Gazette
Closet Library Corner
Transform the bottom of your little one’s closet into a cozy place to curl up with books while maintaining the closet’s functionality. | Mama Papa Bubba
This magical reading corner is quite enticing with the line of bookshelves along the wall. | Project Nursery
This was just like the reading corner my girls had before we moved. A corner tent, with a string of lights, and hugged by a flag banner. Precious! | Delia Hauser via Apartment Therapy
This built-in library/reading nook transformed this playroom. The hidden gem lies in two different sizes of IKEA bookcases. | House Homemade
This bedroom offers a cozy place to read with a hanging macramé chair. | Cuckoo 4 Design
Low Bookshelves on the Wall
Low bookshelves, comfy rugs, and a good mix of pillows will encourage little ones to grab a book and read! | Cheetah is the New Black
This is totally wall of inspiration – a craft corner blended into a reading corner! I bet one’s imagination can go wild in this space! | Petit & Small
Have an award area of the home that isn’t former any purpose? Frame some of your favorite pieces of art and claim it as the perfect place for the kids to lay and read! | The Effortless Chic
Collapse and go! Create this upcycled reading corner using cardboard boxes. | She Knows
No sign of the dreary weather outside this home. Grab a good book and plop yourself down. | Peachy ParadeReading Corner Ideas on @frugalcouponmom. Kid's reading pods to inspire imagination and creativity; home reading nooks to provide comfort and rest. #FrugalCouponLiving #readingnook #readingcorner
This lion and tiger ended up with a sweet place to curl up! | House Home Love
Walk-in Closet Library
This walk in closet turned into a magical place to climb and well… read, of course! | Dos Family
It’s not too hard to turn and old tire into seating – just add a pillow. Tutorial and inspiring reading corner. | Grillo Designs
Let’s sleep under the stars and read under the bed! | The Project Girl
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Julie Allen says
What a great way to encourage reading! So important to get into the habit.