5 Ways to Style Your Reading Nook

5 ways to style your reading nook, text overlaid on image of a reading nook and bookshelves with tips on how to style them
Five tips and tricks to style your bookcase and reading nook! Inspired by the Reading Nook candle from Novelly Yours

Looking for ways to style your reading nook? Here are five ways we love to draw extra attention your book nook & bookshelves! 



We love some colorful shelves and they certainly do immediately grab some attention! The rainbow color scheme is always so appealing to the eye and really creates a show piece out of your bookcase. Don’t want to break up your series for the sake of color? Can’t separate books from the same author? You can always try for some smaller rainbow shelves that are all standalones or TBR books and keep your series happily grouped. 
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House plants add such a home-y feel and the fresh greens really liven up a bookcase! We love to see some happy natural features on a bookcase and cascading leaves add a splash of interest. Add some plants in here or there, or if you don’t want to give up bookshelf space to add a potted plant, grab a bigger one to place in front of your bookcase! 
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You know we love some candles, and there are certainly tons of other bookish items that can really help style your reading nook! Sprinkle some book-related merchandise on your shelves next to the matching books of choice, face out some gorgeous custom designed book covers, or even dedicate a whole nook on your shelves to things that aren’t even books! Don’t care about match a series to an item? There are still tons of bookish items that you can feature on your shelves that doesn’t have to match a particular fandom! 
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Add a few show pieces by adding some decorations or artwork! Whether it’s book-related or just a beautiful piece of art for your home, these focal points can really style a bookshelf and create a mood! A neat table-top piece of artwork, statue, sculpture, or even something as simple as a vase can compliment your bookshelf choices, or add some beautiful artwork! 
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Looking to show off your favorite authors and make their books shine on your shelves? What better way than to make them the most-owned and displayed? Show off your favorite collections by beefing them up with special editions and foreign copies of your favorite books! Foreign editions are bound to get people looking and asking about where you got them and what they mean, and special editions are always made to be eye-catching designs. 
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Which of these style choices do you like for your reading nook? What other ways do you add some personal style to your bookcase? 

Don’t forget to check out our Reading Nook candle which pulls inspiration from gorgeous book nooks like these! 
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