If you want to make the ambiance of your little porch a little more pleasant, introduce small potted plants to your porch. Flower plants with their faint fragrances are ideal; but even herbs will look pretty. If you decide to stock a few books and turn your porch into a reading nook, then consider introducing a little coffee table as well as an electric kettle to the area. Books and tea are a match that has long been predicted together…
To those of us born with the reading bug, and those of us who caught it while growing up, owning our own library filled with shelf after shelf of our favorite books is a common dream. Apart from this cherished dream, if there’s one more dream that most book lovers have in common, it’s to create a reading nook where they can curl up with their book of the day. If you are someone who cherishes the second kind of dream, then here are a few tips on how to create one for yourself…
Select the ideal corner for reading
First and foremost, you need to find the spot that would make curling up with a book feel like a mini holiday. This could be your porch, your apartment’s balcony or even your bedroom’s window seat. To make use of the natural light, make sure this spot receives plenty of sunlight; or at the very least, has a means of expanding the light it receives. Installing a glass wall or a French window for a spot like this is perfect. If you are worried about the privacy of your home, consider installing outdoor retractable awnings Melbourne that can be used when the occasion arises.
Storing books the right way
Now that you have selected a place for reading, and are thinking about installing outdoor shade blinds Melbourne, it’s time you think of where you are going to store the books for easy access. Book shelves are an excellent option for this. But if you are using your porch as your reading nook, make sure to store the books in a way that it doesn’t get affected by windy rain or dust. If you are planning on using your window seat, then you can turn the bookshelf itself into a window seat.
Rainy day and nighttime reading
Do you live in a country or city that receives regular rain? Are you someone who likes to curl up late at night with a book, but can’t do so because the light of your bedside lamp disturbs your spouse or partner? In either scenario, you’ll have to read at your reading nook with poor light. For days and moments like this, you’ll have to have proper lighting suitable for reading. In our opinion, tall and sleek floor lamps work beautifully here.