15 Awesome Kid’s Reading Nook Ideas And Inspiration

Karina Glaser

Contributing Editor

Karina Yan Glaser is a full-time writer and illustrator with a varied career teaching and implementing literacy programs in family homeless shelters and recruiting healthcare professionals to volunteer in under-resourced areas around the world. Karina is the New York Times bestselling author of the middle grade books, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street and The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden. She lives in Harlem with her husband, two daughters, and an assortment of rescued animals. One of her proudest achievements is raising two kids who can't go anywhere without a book. Website:; Twitter: @KarinaYanGlaser; Instagram: @KarinaIsReadingAndWriting

We all love a great book nook. When I procrastinate take a work break, I like checking out what other people do to make comfortable and cute spaces for reading. Here are fifteen awesome kid’s reading nook ideas for you to enjoy and get inspired by. (Check out Amanda’s great round-ups of reading nooks for adults here and here.)

Kids Reading Nook Closet

A fabulous use of a deep closet. Kids will love sitting way up high in this kid’s reading nook. (via Apartment Therapy)

Kids Reading Nook Forest

A cozy place for kids to get lost in their imagination while reading. (via the Theme Room Blog)

Kids Reading Nook in Closet

A kid’s reading nook in a wardrobe? Yes, please. (via Lushome)

Kids Reading Nook Loft

The library ladder reimagined. (via Fab You Bliss)

Kids Reading Nook Outside

Get the kids reading outside! A perfect spring project. (via kidsomania)

Kids Reading Nook Stars

A great set up for kids sharing a bedroom. (via Design Dazzle)

Kids Reading Nook Upstairs Loft

I want a space like this for myself. (via FurniKidz)

Kids Reading Nook Bedframe

I love everything about this set-up. The bed in a house frame, the display shelves so books can face out, the colors… this totally works for me. (via Noted List)

Kids Reading Nook Bookcase

First of all, let’s assume this kid is reading a book on a Kindle. Then think about how awesome this would be, like becoming one with the bookshelf. (via Euro Style Lighting)

Kids Reading Nook Built In Bench

A kid’s reading nook in a window seat – what more could you want? (via Decor Pad)

Kids Reading Nook Window Bed

I love the lighting and the built-in bookshelves next to the windows. (via

Kids Reading Nook Circle

These reading circles look so comfortable. (via Casa Claudia)

Kids Reading Nook

A great use of a corner, plus the curtains are perfect when kids want to read their books in peace. (via ohdeedoh)

Kids Reading Nook Bed Fort

When you make your bed into a reading nook. Of course. (via Buzzfeed)

Kids Reading Nook Lights

It’s like reading outside under the stars, only with cushions and no mosquitoes. (via Kid To Kid)