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Charming reading room designs to recreate

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17.01.24

This season, delight in the comfort of a reading room. Instantly calming, this is a setting that invites you to sit back and relax.

From plush upholstery to neat bookshelves, there are components typical of the space to consider, however, the true art of the reading room is to create a design that, at its essence, encourages you to simply pause.

The perfect place to let time pass by as you embrace the pages of a new novel or a much-loved classic, join us as we explore how to recreate the look and make this room or nook one of your most favoured spaces to unwind with designs from a duo of designers.

Luxury reading room inspiration

Emulate the aesthetic of this tranquil reading room snug by Meg McSherry Interiors and wrap the room in refreshing duck egg tones paired with soft blush neutrals and brass accents.

Opt for a mix of seating options to make yourself comfortable; the charm of a window seat is hard to resist, whilst an enveloping armchair and functional footstool is a sophisticated choice.

Design by Meg McSherry Interiors | Features our Queslett collection in our polished nickel plate finish. Photography by Joyelle West.

Drawing on the interior of a library, this timeless design, also by Meg McSherry Interiors, commands attention with a bespoke floor-to-ceiling bookshelf complete with lower cabinets for storage.

Aegean blue hues complement the warmth of mustard and brass tones, presenting a welcoming ambience. Choose sheer window dressings to soften natural light for daytime and consider the placement of lamps for effortless evening reading.

Design by Meg McSherry Interiors | Features our Queslett collection in our burnished brass finish. Photography byJoyelle West.

This traditional reading room by Caroline Borgman Interiors is what a reader's dreams are made of. Brimming with classic charm and character, the room showcases the English heritage style typical of a period property.

Patterned wallpaper sets the colour palette for the room, marrying original features like exposed beams with rich leather furnishings and painted cabinetry. Shelves are styled with a collection of curiosities and books for an authentic and homely feel.

Design by Caroline Borgman Interiors | Features our Victoria collection in our satin antique satin lacquered finish.

For green enthusiasts, the appeal of this cosy snug is sure to inspire your reading room design. Dressing both walls and joinery, the muted colour provides the backdrop to this restful room, also by Caroline Borgman Interiors.

To mirror the look, paint in Pigeon by Farrow and Ball and pair with neutral seating in organic textures and adopt the less is more approach to styling for an understated space you can truly switch off in.

Design by Caroline Borgman Interiors | Features our Victoria collection in our American bronze lacquered finish.

Whether transforming part of your living room into a library-esque space or giving a spare room a snug-inspired look, there’s no denying a reading room will be a comforting addition to your home and a space to enjoy for years to come.

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