Sometimes there is no greater pleasure than taking your book outside and reading in the sunshine. The fresh air and warmth of spring is at once invigorating and peaceful—a perfect reading atmosphere. But this is 2020, and we can’t have nice things right now, so many of us are viewing spring from the other side of the window. The inside.
Although it is a privilege to be able to shelter-in-place at home, it’s one that comes with a few strings, especially now that the weather is warming, flowers are blooming, and spring has arrived. But who says you can’t bring a little of that outside goodness indoors with you while you cozy up with your next read?
Here are a few ideas to help you recreate an outdoor reading experience indoors, so you can continue to safely social distance, create a soothing atmosphere perfect for reading, and support small businesses, if you’re in a position where you can.
Take a Seat
Wildflower Pillow: Use this sweet flower pillow as a cushion to get comfortable and get reading.
Bring Nature Inside
Special note: All of these indoor plants are safe for pets!
Air Plant: Tillandsia doesn’t even need dirt to grow; just put this beautiful green tangle in water for a few hours every 10 days or so, and it’s good to go.
Sword Fern: This feathery fern can turn your reading corner into a woodsy hideaway.
Once your indoor garden arrives, re-home your plants and flowers into one of these little hanging planters.
Create an Outdoor Atmosphere
Printable Flower Bookmarks: Snag these spring dandelion bookmark designs to print some new, cheerful bookmarks right at home, in case you misplaced the other half dozen bookmarks you had, wherever they are…surely they’ll turn up somewhere.
Listen to Nature
Natural Concentration: Let this playlist transport you to the woods for reading background noise that includes wind, birds, and water.
Birds in the Forest: Enjoy some pure, sweet birdsong.
Enjoy reading outdoors…indoors!