Create A Reading Room
For those of us who enjoy e-books, but still love the look and feel of curling up with a good book, a reading room is emerging in both new builds and existing homes. If you want to create a reading room, then here are few tips for you. Since reading rooms are mostly for relaxation, start by choosing a good paint color. Avoid harsh or bright colors, and instead choose something that is relaxing and soothing. Then, surround yourself with things that make you comfortable. A comfy chair or two are great additions to reading rooms. You may also want to put all of your bookshelves into the room so you can easily find the book you want to read. Scented candles are also a great addition to a reading room, as they can create a warm and calming atmosphere. Pillows and curtains can also add a nice touch and make the room more comfortable and friendly. Because you want a quiet space where you do not have to worry about distractions, it is best if you keep your computer elsewhere.
Otherwise, you may find yourself drawn to the computer to check your social networking sites or email. Similarly, you want to keep televisions out of your reading room. The goal is to create a space in which you can relax and separate yourself from the distractions of the day. Having a television in the room just provides another distraction. Also, avoid making this a multipurpose room. You do not want to include a bed to make it a guest room area as well. This will take away from your relaxation.