A Reading Nook

7/10/2017


Finding time for books in my life wasn't an issue since I always was fond of them, be it through educational literature, classic literature or work-related literature - a book was always in my hands. Somewhere along 2015. it ceased to be the case and books remained on shelves or hidden in drawers. That change was unwelcome and I didn't like it so by the end of 2016. I've made the decision to get back on track and I haven't been expecting myself to immediately start reading hefty literature - easier, even chick lit books on the regular would do the trick. One last thing, one last remaining nudge in that direction was creating the perfect reading nook.

I wanted a quiet corner for reading and other things - and I think it doesn't get any cozier than this.  It is the perfect, snug little nook for settling down with a cup of tea and a good book. My secret? Keep it in a corner so it truly feels snug. Nearby a window is desirable but not necessary. Personally, I find it is lovely to shut the blinds and have a bit of sunshine peeking through. I much prefer reading in the daylight than straining my eyes and reading under artificial light.

Key pieces to feeling cozy and snuggly would be having something fuzzy and fluffy. Shaggy footstool is one of the cutest things I have around - isn't it adorable? It pairs so well with a faux fur white rug we have and I just love how this part of house came together. I love the peach, white, chocolate (our curtains, another rug and a throw are chocolate brown) color scheme with pops of green and blue. Sensory-wise, I also think soft materials such as this faux fur foot stool, rug and an airy Sofia armchair add to the relaxing experience.

Now it's so easy to get lost in a good story or pick up a new recipe idea when everything that surrounds you soothes your senses. Yesterday I cozied up with a bowl of figs while I was reading about diet and nutrition. Surprisingly, I haven't snoozed off as the read was interesting indeed and I felt refreshed after spending an hour in my quiet place. Bergen coffee table really is Instagram-worthy so I always make sure to leave a cup of coffee laying around. We're busy people so you never know when you'll need a cuppa!

Do you have a reading nook? What is your most favorite place in the house?

  • Pronaći vrijeme za pročitati knjigu mi nije predstavljalo izazov jer stvarno volim knjige, bilo da se radi o obrazovnoj, klasičnoj ili stručnoj literaturi - uvijek bi vidjeli knjigu u mojim rukama. Negdje tokom 2015. godine je to prestao biti slučaj i knjige su se skrivale po policama ili ladicama. To je bila nepoželjna promjena koja mi nije prijala. Uspjela sam tokom 2016. da donesem odluku kako se to mora promijeniti ali sam sebi dala realistične ciljeve - poenta je bila redovno čitati, pa makar to bila beletristika. Posljednji korak koji bi me pogurao u pravom smjeru je bilo kreirati idealan kutak za čitanje.
  • Zamislila sam miran kutak baš posvećen čitanju - i mislim da nisam mogla bolje odabrati. Ovo uistinu jeste savršeno mjesto za sklupčati se sa šoljom čaja. Moja tajna? Neka kutak i bude u kutku, nekom simpatičnom ali malo zavučenom ćošku sobe tako da se leđima tj. foteljom oslanjate uza zid. Idealno je i da je prozor u blizini iako njegovo odsustvo neće pokvariti doživljaj. Meni je gušt kada namjestim žaluzine tako da samo malo svjetlosti pada na koljena - jednostavno više volim čitati na dnevnom svjetlu nego naprezati oči pod vještačkim.
  • Rekla bih da su ključni komadi za  postizanje maksimalne ugode - čupavi! Shaggy tabure  je jedna od najslađih stvari koje imam u kući - zar nije ludo simpatičan? Tako se dobro slaže uz tepih, također od vještačkog krzna i potpuno sam očarana sa tim kako se sve lijepo iskombinovalo. Jako mi se sviđa šema preovladavajućih tonova bijele, pastelno breskvaste i čokoladno smeđe (naše zavjese, drugi tepih i prekrivač za krevet su u tim tonovima). Njih smo malo začinili detaljima plave i tirkiz boje. Sa senzorne strane, vjerujem da mekani materijali poput tepiha i taburea od vještačkog krzna te prozračne Sofia fotelje doprinose opuštajućem iskustvu.
  • Sada se tako lako izgubiti u nekoj dobroj priči ili otkriti novi recept kojim ću šarmirati goste. Jučer sam se ušuškala baš tu sa zdjelom svježe opranih smokvi dok sam čitala o prehrani i nutricionizmu. Interesantno je da mi ništa nije omelo pažnju i čak sam se ustala osvježena nakon čitanja u svom mirnom mjestu. Bergen stolić je kao stvoren za Instagram i odmor je za oči pa se trudim što češće na njemu ostaviti šoljicu kafe - neka se nađe jer nekome uvijek treba kafa.
  • Da li ste vi sebi stvorili kutak za čitanje? Koji je vama omiljeni dio vašeg doma?



*u saradnji sa Sinkro namještajem | Shaggy tabure (49KM), Sofia fotelja (429KM), Bergen stolić (149KM)



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