The small town Colorado girl who’s obsessed with home and everything that entails! I’m a creative, a decorator, a day dreamer, a huge fan of scones, and I’m passionate about loving where I live and making a home.
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.
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.
The dried lavender also makes this spot one of the most refreshing… and calming!
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.
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.
And the swing arm lamp is another one of my DIY makeover projects. It’s come a long way too!
I found the plaid blanket at Ikea and I’m pretty much in love with how it pairs with the fabric on the chair…
This is basically one of the best places to sit down and sip blueberry hot tea too…
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!
Join me as I share several easy to implement ideas that will give your home a breath of fresh air and leave you feeling excited about the changes you see by the end of the week!
I absolutely love every single project you do!
Awe, THANK YOU so very much, Kathy! 😀
Beautiful, nothing is better than a cup of tea, a reading nook, and a great book!
THANK YOU so very much! I agree, there’s really nothing better! 😀
This little spot is so pretty and cozy. The blueberry tea sounds good. Haven’t ever heard of that.
THANK YOU so much, Kim! And the blueberry tea is sooo good! You should try it! 😀
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
THANK YOU so very much, Marty! 😀
THANK YOU so much, Martina! 😀
Love the plaid and the cute striped pillow!
THANK YOU so much, Charity! I love them too! 😀
Love your cozy corner too.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures
THANK YOU so much, Audrey! 😀
Such a gorgeous & cozy area! I would love to relax there!!!
Angela @ Number Fifty-Three
THANK YOU so much, Angela! I love to relax there too! 😀
Can I read with you? Teehee…so cozy:) Love it girl!!! I can smell the lavender from here…ahhh, I ♡ lavendar!!! Blessings & love
THANK YOU so much, M! That lavender smells soooo good! 😀
This little reading corner is so perfect. I LOVE everything about it.
Oh, THANK YOU so very much Danielle! 😀
i love your style! So calm, natural and cozy. 🙂
THANK YOU so very much, Amy! 😀
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! 🙂
THANK YOU so very much, Kate! 😀
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!
THANK YOU so much, Elizabeth! I couldn’t agree more! 😀
Once again, I love it! Your decor is amazing!
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!
THANK YOU so very much, Amy! This is the perfect spot for reading! 😀
Oh such a pretty and cozy nook Shayna! I love the JOY pillow!!
THANK YOU so much, Krista! I love the JOY pillow too. 😀
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!
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! 😀
…The chair was definitely a labor of love to reupholster… 😀
I absolutely LOVE this nook! It was a gray, rainy day today and I was daydreaming about a cozy reading nook and stumbled upon your blog and this post. Fell in love! I’m new to the decorating blogging scene but just had to share your post and picture (cited appropriately!!!) on my blog today. Come check it out at http://www.annecklundinteriors.com. Will definitely be following you! Ann
THANK YOU so much! I’m so happy you found me and that you’re enjoying my blog! Thanks for sharing! 😀
So peaceful! Can you tell me where you got the rug in the picture?
Thank you so much! Our rug is from Ikea! 🙂
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