When I first visited the Sharps flagship showroom on Baker Street, there was an empty space between the two spacious fitted wardrobes in the Henley set. With the window above, we decided it was the perfect spot to build a window seat – extra storage with drawers below, and a comfy seat on top (upholstered in the same fabric as the headboard). Reading nooks are big news in interiors right now – little cosy spots to snuggle up with a good book – so that’s exactly what I wanted to use the window seat for when I gave the bedroom a relaxed country makeover.
Texture plays a big part in the country look of this room, plus a reading nook is really all about comfort, so I made sure to layer up plenty of textural elements such as the wool blanket, velvet cushion and seagrass belly basket.
Under a window is the perfect spot for a reading nook, because it makes use of otherwise dead space, and there’s plenty of good natural light. If you’re not lucky enough to have natural light, then a good lamp will fit the bill. Other spaces that often get overlooked and could be used as a nook include an awkward corner in a room, on the landing or even under the stairs. If there isn’t space for a chair, a stack of comfy cushions is your answer.