Living Room Reading Corner

I’ve always wanted a cozy spot to read. To me, that could be one of the simplest things in life. But also one of the best.

I love to escape in a good book, and sometimes that’s the only way I can rejuvenate myself after a long day or week. That’s why I’m so excited to share our living room reading corner. It’s still a work in progress, but the simplicity of it all is making my heart really happy. It’s a perfect place to curl up and read, or relax and watch the sunrise.

Living Room Reading Corner at The Wood Grain Cottage

And no, I still haven’t put away my joy pillow, I just really love it. It’s got such a powerful message, plus it’s quite wonderful to look at.

Living Room Reading Corner at The Wood Grain Cottage

The dried lavender also makes this spot one of the most refreshing… and calming!

Living Room Reading Corner at The Wood Grain Cottage

I’ve had questions about the wingback chair. I found it at our Salvation Army and reupholstered it. It was my first time reupholstering that big of a project and it was definitely a labor of love… I’ll be sharing the tutorial a bit later.

Living Room Reading Corner at The Wood Grain Cottage

The little side table is one of my favorite furniture makeovers of all time. The herringbone wood top basically makes me all gooey inside… And I’m not kidding about that.

Living Room Reading Corner at The Wood Grain Cottage

Living Room Reading Corner at The Wood Grain Cottage

And the swing arm lamp is another one of my DIY makeover projects. It’s come a long way too!

Living Room Reading Corner at The Wood Grain Cottage

I found the plaid blanket at Ikea and I’m pretty much in love with how it pairs with the fabric on the chair…

Living Room Reading Corner at The Wood Grain Cottage

This is basically one of the best places to sit down and sip blueberry hot tea too…

Living Room Reading Corner at The Wood Grain Cottage

Living Room Reading Corner at The Wood Grain Cottage

I’m so happy that this one little corner of our living room feels somewhat complete. We still have so much to do in there, but I can’t help to smile when I look over to my reading corner…

Simple things are pretty spectacular!

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Lovely comments so far...

  1. I absolutely love every single project you do!

  2. Beautiful, nothing is better than a cup of tea, a reading nook, and a great book!

  3. This little spot is so pretty and cozy. The blueberry tea sounds good. Haven’t ever heard of that.

  4. Such a great corner and I love how you’ve put it all together. Be sure to link it up to Inspire Me this afternoon. Hugs, Marty

  5. Soooooo pretty!!

  6. Love the plaid and the cute striped pillow!

  7. Love your cozy corner too.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  8. Such a gorgeous & cozy area! I would love to relax there!!!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  9. Can I read with you? Teehee…so cozy:) Love it girl!!! I can smell the lavender from here…ahhh, I ♡ lavendar!!! Blessings & love
    M

  10. This little reading corner is so perfect. I LOVE everything about it.

  11. i love your style! So calm, natural and cozy. :-)

  12. It’s perfect! I want to come over and curl up in the chair with a cup of coffee and a good book. Love your style! :)

  13. No wonder you are smiling as that is quite the comfy and pretty little corner. I love the textures with the pillow and new plaid blanket. The table is adorable and such a great herringbone wood top too. Enjoy!

  14. Once again, I love it! Your decor is amazing!

  15. I think you’re right about a reading spot, and yours makes me want to get a good book and start reading right away! Love your home Shayna, it is so filled with love and caring!

  16. Oh such a pretty and cozy nook Shayna! I love the JOY pillow!!

  17. hello shayna! it’s really adorable. i wish i had the same reading nook. it’s simple, cozy and super neat! i love the overall effect on it. Thanks for the inspiration! keep it up shayna!

  18. Very cozy and inviting. I can’t imagine reupholstering that chair. It seems like it would be extremely difficult but it looks very nice!

    I just found your blog today after seeing your stackable fruit crates on Infarrantly Creative. I love them.

    I’ll be following you on Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.

    • THANK YOU so very much, Elisabeth! I’m so happy you found me! Welcome to The WGC! :-D
      …The chair was definitely a labor of love to reupholster… :-D
      -Shayna

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