Top 5 dream reading spaces

As book lovers we all dream of having that special place just for us where we can store/display our books, and read comfortably. A space that is just ours where no one will bother us – our personal library if you will. I’ve dreamed of this a lot over the years – I love my kids and my husband but having my own space where they can’t interrupt me during the good parts of a book would be fantastic! Here are a few of my ideas for a dream reading space!

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Out of all the spaces I’ve thought of, this to me is the most relaxing. I’m most at peace when I’m within nature – if I’m in the middle of the woods or by the water, I’m so calm that nothing will phase me. This little shed is possibly my biggest dream! Surrounded by trees, lots of windows, the ability to close the doors and hide from mosquitos, listening to the crickets – AH! I want to be there right now! It would be adorable at night to read by fairy lights. I need this space so badly! One day I hope!

Next is a she-shed! Probably the most attainable idea but still quite expensive. I don’t care what it looks like on the outside, but the inside has to be all me! I love how the picture on the right is decorated (except for not so much pink!) The papers on the ceiling, the chandelier, the trunk as a table, the shelves, comfy couch and patterned rug. I could hide in there for a while that’s for sure! Provided there’s a lock on the door so the kids and hubby couldn’t find me!

This one I would love to combine these two pictures! I love the picture on the left with the rustic shelves, the deep wood colours, the paper tree on the wall (OMG I need to do that!) and the fairy lights. But, the seating just doesn’t work. I know I would be uncomfortable quickly. Quick fix – just add the picture on the right – IT’S SO FLUFFY!! It looks like you would sink right in and feel like you were on a cloud. You wouldn’t need much space to make this happen either 🙂

If I ever had the chance to dedicate an entire room to a personal library (ha! Ya right, that’s why this is a “dream” reading space post), the picture on the left is something I would probably do. I love how bright it is while still looking comfortable. As much as I would love to make my shelves rainbow, my OCD won’t allow me to split up series so my shelves wouldn’t look as pretty as that picture. I love the colour of the chairs on the left, but they don’t look comfortable or squishy enough, so something like the chair on the right would be something I would get. But it would need to be a colourful chair!

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Lastly is this tiny little space. Ever since I was a kid I’ve always wanted a window seat. My great aunt had one in her house and I always wished I could sit there and read. This one is rustic, looks comfy, and has lots of book storage on the sides and along the bottom. Fix it up with some cute fairy lights and we would be set!

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In case you hadn’t noticed, I have a few requirements with my dream spaces – comfy seating, rustic decor, and fairy lights! Not sure I’ll ever have a space like any of these, but a girl can dream right?! And I will! What would your dream space look like?

Until next time, happy reading!

33 Comments Add yours

  1. kyera says:

    I love the outdoor one! My post was a little different than yours…

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    1. That’s ok! I just set a broad topic and let people take it where they want to! I love it that there’s variety! I’ll be sure to check it out once my kids leave for school 🙂

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      1. kyera says:

        I scheduled it to post at 9 AM so if WordPress is timely that’s when it will appear for you.

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        1. It did 🙂 updating the list now!

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  2. Justine says:

    I’d like one of each, please.

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  3. Naty says:

    I love the one with a drawing of a tree inside! So cozy. Lovely post!

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  4. definitely reading spot number one! that would be amazing! :O ❤

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  5. Love all of them and the rustic feel to a reading nook is the best….right along with our house in the woods…sigh…wishful thinking…specially when you live in the city….

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    1. I don’t live in a city. I live in a very small town and right on the edge of it. There’s literally a farming field 8 houses down. So close but not in the woods yet lol

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      1. That’s really cool!! I do live in the city hence my wishful thinking about the cabin in the woods thing….

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  6. J.W. Martin says:

    We’re going to be building something like your third one at our place as a winter project! We’re pretty excited about it.

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    1. Ok that settles it. I’m moving in….

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  7. These photos are beautiful! Definitely inspiring some reading envy!

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  8. onespeculiar says:

    they are so cozy and pretty perfect place for relaxing and reading!

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  9. Marie says:

    OH amazing choices here – this makes me crave for these kind of reading spaces as well. I especially love the first one set outside, it’s soooo pretty! ❤

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  10. Steph says:

    Oh my gosh these are so cozy, I particularly love 1 and 3!! Just looking at these makes me want to go and read, lol.

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    1. I know! Makes my couch not so comfy any more 😂

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  11. Great post, I absolutely adore the first one. I also love nature and it would be perfect whether it was sunny or raining 🌳🌳🌳

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  12. Beware Of The Reader says:

    I love your places Shanah! Yes the reading shed should be a good idea. Sorry as usual I’m late posting but if you’d want to add my link here it is http://bewareofthereader.com/?p=2603 I’ll try to do better next week 😉

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    1. No worries! There’s no pressure. Today was crazy for me so I’m just getting to the list now anyways. 🙂

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  13. Sophie Li says:

    I love lying down when I am reading, so I’m going to go with #1, 3 and 5! Probably not attainable with my current amount of savings, but one day 🙂 thanks for sharing!

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    1. Lol that’s why this is a dream. My finances are screaming “NO! In your dreams” 😂😂😂

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  14. Those places are so phenomenal, they all look so great! I wish I would have a place outside to read, but since I live in a flat, that’s a bit hard to set up. I still love reading in my warm, comfy bed though! ❤

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  15. Love them! I have done posts on my dream reading room / library from pintrest and recognise a couple of pics in your post! I had not thought of a room separate to the house, in the garden.

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    1. I would love to have a separate place from the house in a garden. Problem is that it would need heat for the winter which might be too much work for me 😂

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