Creating the Perfect Outdoor Reading Nook

June 22, 2017

If you love to read, there is a very good chance that you really enjoy when you can indulge in a good book while enjoying the fresh air. If you create a small reading nook outside you will be more likely to make the most of your outdoor space. If you simply have some traditional furniture on the patio this is not likely comfortable enough for you to sit for too long. Designate a small area as a reading nook and create an environment you will look forward to being in.

  • Placement - The best place to create your nook is right up next to the house or garage. Having a wall there on one side will help stop you from feeling like you are in a wind tunnel on days that are just a little overly breezy.

  • Seating - You are probably the only person who is going to sit in this area, so you only need to purchase seating for you. You want something you can sit or lie on for hours without feeling achy. A bean bag chair with a washable cover and waterproof liner is ideal. If you have a larger nook, a hammock with its own stand is another great idea.

Kenroy Canterbury Outdoor Wall Water Fountain

Kenroy Canterbury Outdoor Wall Water Fountain
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  • Outdoor Water Walls - Since your reading nook is against a wall you can use this to your advantage and shop for outdoor water walls. The sound of cascading water will create a soothing environment. Plus, it will act as a noise barrier to help block undesirable sounds coming from the neighborhood.

  • Shade - You're not going to find your reading space very comfortable without shade. A small area can easily be shaded by a large patio umbrella. For a larger space, a tarp or canopy may be necessary. Not only will shade block the sun, it could allow you to read outside during a drizzle or gentle rain, as well.

  • Small Table -The table is not really a necessity, but you will definitely be glad you have it. You can probably even pick one up at a garage sale. This will give you something to set your drink, snack, and citronella candle on.

  • Tabletop Fireplace - Don’t let the cool fall air force you to stay inside. Get comfy in a warm hoodie and cozy up next to a gel or bio ethanol fireplace. You'll stay warm and get to enjoy the crisp autumn air.





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