• Drill Bit
    Drill Bit
  • Drill
  • Level
  • Screw Drivers
    Screw Drivers
  • Screws

Other Supplies

  • - Hanging planter/pots
  • - Plants (faux or real)
Jump To:

Having a cozy place to sit and read, drink coffee, or maybe surf the internet is clutch these days when we are all spending more time at home. Follow the steps below to create a cozy nook in any corner of your home.


Step 1


This may be obvious, but start by selecting seating. If possible, swap out a too small chair for something larger with back and arm support.  It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate. Just a comfy chair with a pillow will do. Bonus points if you have a way to kick up your feet. 


DIY Reading Nook
DIY Reading Nook

Step 2

Add a Side Table

Pick something on the small side, just large enough to put down your book/coffee/laptop should be perfect. If you only have access to a larger side table, dress it up with a photo or a candle to make it more inviting.


DIY Reading Nook

Step 3


An overhead light is fine, but sometimes it’s nice to turn down the bright lights and turn on a lamp for reading. Either a table or floor lamp will do the trick.


DIY Reading Nook

Step 4

Add Decor

In a space like this, it’s the details that make all the difference. This space gets a bit of a boho sunroom type makeover using National Hardware’s gold brushed plant hardware, some macrame plant hangers, and faux plants! The hardware is beautiful and really easy to install.  Once the location is selected, just screw the hardware into the wall or ceiling and add your hanging plants.  It really doesn’t get any easier than that!  Add a botanical print to the wall and then enjoy your new to you cozy-fied sitting area!


DIY Reading Nook
DIY Reading Nook

DIY Reading Nook
DIY Reading Nook

DIY Reading Nook
DIY Reading Nook


Sarah Nadarajah
Sarah is the creator behind Rocky Canyon Rustic, a DIY blog that shares tutorials on anything from super easy crafts to full room makeovers.

Read More