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How to create an outdoor reading nook

How to create an outdoor reading nook

How to create an outdoor reading nook

Our gardens are great for many different things; entertaining friends and family, growing your favourite plants, and getting some much-needed rest and relaxation. Elevate your ‘me-time’ this year by creating your very own outdoor reading nook

 When life gets busy it’s important to dedicate time for ourselves. Spending time outside is said to have positive effects on our mental wellbeing, like improving our mood and reducing feelings of stress and anger. Reading is another wonderful way to unwind, so why not escape the real world and get lost in your favourite book with your own relaxing reading retreat? Design a cosy space suited to any outdoor area, from garden patios to private balconies, with our easy-to-follow guide

How to create an outdoor reading nook

Step-by-step guide: how to create an outdoor reading nook

You can create an outdoor space however you’d like, with whatever you’d like - we all have different tastes and preferences, and it’s important to pick a style that suits your garden. However, here are our top 3 tips on creating ultimate cosy reading nook:

  1. Find an outdoor spot that you love. This could be a balcony, patio, porch, or hidden corner at the back of your garden which gets sun all day long
  2. Consider the size and style of your furniture. Maybe you’d prefer to curl up in an egg chair, hang out in a hammock, or sprawl out on a sofa or lounge chair. Having somewhere comfortable to sit is the most important thing for your reading nook

  3. Decorate the space with natural elements, like your favourite flowers and plants, to add beauty and privacy. Soft and neutral-coloured flowers add to the relaxing atmosphere, while strong fragranced plants like lavender or thyme can create a calming aura and evoke positive emotions. You can plant these directly into the ground around your reading nook, or into pots that can be moved around or kept on balconies and patios

Now all thar’s left to do is grab a cuppa (or any other of your favourite beverages), your to-be-read pile, and pick a sunny day to chill out in your outdoor retreat