Creating an ideal reading room

Ever thought about having a reading room, if you love to read, the idea of a space dedicated to reading, I am sure sounds very appealing. A space that you can sit back and relax with a good book and forget about the stresses and strains of the day, a room without the distractions of televisions, mobile phones and other modern technology. Why not treat yourself to your own reading retreat room, after all, everyone deserves a bit of ‘me time’.

We have come up with a few tips to help you create the ideal log cabin reading room.

First, we need to talk lighting, the ideal cabin will have lots of windows and doors allowing lots of natural light to flood in. If you plan on reading in the evenings, then a well positioned floor lamp is a must to avoid straining your eyes.

Next on the list is warmth, it must be warm so that you can fully enjoy your book and not be thinking about going back in all the time as you’re cold. Cabins Unlimited sell great insulation kits which will keep the heat in all year round, if like me you feel the cold, you can also add an electric heater and or blankets to make it really toasty!

You also need to consider colours, in order to achieve complete tranquillity, decor plays a big part. A tranquil feel to the room is what works best in a reading room,  colours can have a big impact on how we feel. You could keep it plain yet warm and inviting, with soft warm neutral colours or go for a pale green or a teal to keep it calm but also  adding a splash of colour, what ever colour you go for, it needs to be calming and not over powering.

An obvious yet important part to consider is the seating. Consider what type of reader you are, if you will be using the reading room mainly for study, then you might consider a desk and chair. If on the other hand you’re reading for enjoyment, then you might want a big comfy arm chair or even a small sofa if you like to lay out and read.

Now, somewhere to store all the books, you want some nice big book shelves to store all the books you could even put a few nik naks on the shelves to cosy it up. If you are a kindle reader and don’t need lots of book shelves you could get a screen to divide the room up and then use the other area as an outdoor dining area or something similar.

Finally, time for furnishings, a nice rug and some inspirational wall art or some scenic pictures or canvases up and perhaps some curtains and or blinds and you are good to go.

If you would like us to help you find your ideal reading cabin, you can contact one of the friendly team on 01362 470075 where they will be more than happy to help you find the right cabin for you.

Happy reading!


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