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Every book lover dreams of having that special place where they can hide from the world and read. But there are all sorts of places one can create their reading nook and your backyard is just perfect for it. However, it’s more than a spot, so you will need some things to make it special and comfortable when you read. And here is how to do it.
Your reading nook won’t do with just any chair, it has to be perfect. You will probably look at many models before you decide on the one that suits you best, but without it your nook is pointless. Of course, you can choose a sofa that will allow you to lie down or use a leg rest instead. It all depends on the space you have to create your little reading heaven.
Lots of cushions
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Instead of a chair or sofa, make your own reading nest with a lot of cushions. Use foam flooring for kids to create a clean layer between the cushions and floor. This will provide enough insulation and you won’t get the cushions dirty. Use the big cushions to imitate a couch and then place the smaller ones all around to tuck yourself in.
A small table
Every reading nook requires a place where you can keep your drink, glasses, and phone. Choose a small coffee table preferably with the shelf underneath since extra storage space can be useful for a blanket or other books. If you don’t have any cover in your nook except trees, then choose sturdier materials that will do well in any weather.
Create a cover
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If you want to create a cover that will allow you to use your nook even during the rainy days, then look at some more serious solutions like pergolas. There is nothing better than to enjoy a nice book while the summer rain surrounds your reading sanctuary. To find a perfect cover, buy an outdoor pergola in Sydney stores and install it on the wider area than just the one nook occupies. This will give you a perfect shelter even if the rain is stronger and the weather is windy.
Create some privacy
There are many ways to close yourself off from the world in your reading nook. You can use bamboo fencing or potted plants that will give you a high enough shelter to conceal your little reading hideout. Use curtains made of light materials which will give you just enough privacy but not enclose you from the world.
However, you can go as far as to build your own space with some natural materials like bricks and stone. This will create an area separated from the rest of the backyard where you can really have a couple of hours of true alone time with your book.
Set the ambiance
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The ambiance is a finishing touch on your reading nook that will give it that special flavor and magic. Use scented candles and flowers to decorate the space, as well as drapes and blankets to create a truly cozy environment. You can add a water feature like a small fountain or a pond nearby, so you can enjoy the calming water sounds. Use small LED lights to set the mood or place candles in the lanterns or glass jars and hang them above you for relaxing magical ambiance.
Color is an important part of everything and one’s reading nook simply can’t exist without it. However, outside nooks have an advantage since outdoors is full of colors and textures in the most natural and free form. Add some colorful cushions that will go well with the garden or use some flowers to create layers in the green scenery surrounding you. Warm colors like brown, orange and red are always welcomed in nature but don’t shy away to use classics like white and grey.
All in all
A backyard is used for many things but not all are as satisfying as a reading nook. Whether you are a fan of books or like to skim over a magazine from time to time, you still deserve a special place to do it. A comfortable and cozy seating area just for that will thus give you the ultimate leisure experience, as well as a piece of heaven.