Autumn update: The reading nook

by Hannah

Now that the weather has started to turn a bit nippy, my thoughts quickly turn to how I can make home that little bit cosier.

The candles come straight out, along with all the throws and fairy lights. I love this time of year before it really starts to get cold, but the nights are starting to draw in…

Recently Wayfair challenged me, along with some other bloggers, to add some autumnal touches to my home.

I knew instantly that the room that would benefit the most from this would be the lounge. It’s by far my favourite room and the focal point of our house and it’s also the room that I put most of my efforts into.

Ever since we moved in over nine months ago, I’ve had the corner to the left of the fireplace earmarked as a ‘reading nook’. Having been on the look out for the ideal chair in yellow to fill that space for some time, I finally came to the conclusion that yellow probably wasn’t the right colour to be opting for and I might get fed up of the shade. In the end I figured that grey would be a much better option, not to mention there was much more choice available.

This classic grey chair seamlessy fits into the room and fits the space perfectly. It’s also extremely comfortable as well as looking lovely and stylish.

The addition of a throw and a luxurious crushed velvet cushion in ochre, fits in well generic levitra picture with our current yellow and grey theme, adding a deeper shade to the mix for autumn.

I’d been admiring this talisman lamp having originally wanted one for my bedside light. I love the vintage look of the bulb and the simplicity of the design.

It emits a lovely glow that is bright enough for reading but just right to add some warmth to the corner of the room when relaxing on the sofa. I’ve always preferred ambient lighting in rooms all year round as it’s much more relaxing (I hate big ceiling lights!) and I’m always looking for new twinkly lights to add around the house.

Not only is it my little space to sit with a cuppa and a book but it’s also becoming a favourite spot for my eldest to sit in too. He’s a complete bookworm but can sometimes need reminding to switch off from the tv or computer and having this designated chair, is somewhat of a novelty at the moment and working a treat.

I also changed the position of this yellow cotton rug that I bought a while back. It makes much more sense to be around the fireplace and the reading corner, bringing all of the autumnal yellow shades together and feeling much cosier underfoot too.

I’m so pleased with the reading nook that I have created and it’s everything that I envisioned it would be. Some things are worth waiting for and this was definitely one of them.

20 comments

Helen 29th September 2017 - 6:02 am

It looks so cosy Hannah, and I’m loving the chair & lamp. Good choices!

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Hannah 3rd October 2017 - 7:40 pm

Thank you Helen, although I knew you approved 😉

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Keira 29th September 2017 - 11:38 am

Such a gorgeous chair and lovely reading nook x

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Hannah 3rd October 2017 - 7:41 pm

Thank you so much Keira x

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Kara 29th September 2017 - 8:17 pm

I would love to cozy up there with a good book and a hot chocolate.

Love the lamp and the chair

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Hannah 3rd October 2017 - 7:41 pm

Thanks Kara, perfect spot for it isn’t it x

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jade wilce 1st October 2017 - 8:30 am

Looks so cosy and autumnal! the texture of the cushion against the grey is really wonderful!

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Hannah 3rd October 2017 - 7:40 pm

Thank you Jade 🙂 I love the texture of the cushion too, it fits in well with the grey x

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Kate 1st October 2017 - 12:39 pm

Absolutely gorgeous. You have such a talent for interiors lady. The chair looks amazing and I love your whole room! X

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Hannah 3rd October 2017 - 7:39 pm

Ah thanks so much Kate, as have you! I’m so pleased with my chair 🙂 x

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Lorraine 3rd October 2017 - 5:57 pm

I love your reading nook, the chair fits perfectly. I’ve never been a Wayfair shopper as I can never find things on such a big site. BUT I’ve been looking for a chair for our kitchen sitting area & I love the one you have chosen, the price is fab too. I’m definitely going to persevere a bit more after seeing your purchases.

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Hannah 3rd October 2017 - 7:38 pm

Thank you so much. Since I’ve been working with Wayfair, I’ve found so many pieces that I love. Like you, sometimes bigger sites put me off as it can be hard to find what you like. This chair is great value, compared to a lot of others I have looked at 🙂 x

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Tanita 3rd October 2017 - 7:41 pm

Hannah it looks so lovely. I love your living room. It looks so inviting. The little corner with the grey armchair looks lovely. You are fabulous at interiors. You really have an eye for it. xx

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Hannah 3rd October 2017 - 7:43 pm

Thank you Tanita, that’s such a lovely thing to say. I only wish I could focus more time on interiors xx

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Pamela Miller 4th October 2017 - 10:41 am

Oh your reading nook is gorgeous. What a wonderful idea. Thanks for linking up to #Bloggershomes

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Hannah 4th October 2017 - 11:50 am

Thank you Pamela, I’m sat here now! x

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Morgana 9th October 2017 - 9:29 am

What a gorgeous little reading corner. Love the different textures of the cushion and chair, and that lamp is beautiful. I’d be sat there all the time! x

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Hannah 11th October 2017 - 9:41 am

Thanks so much Morgana. I do still look at this little corner and love it! I don’t sit there nearly as much as I want to x

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Janine Dolan 12th October 2017 - 9:06 am

That is such a gorgeous room. I love the splash of colour in it. I really need to finish our living room. #bloggershomes

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Hannah 16th October 2017 - 9:36 pm

Thank you Janine. I love the yellow as it adds such warmth to the room x

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