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Creating an Inviting Reading Nook on your Outdoor Porch

Kevin Marshall
November 6, 2017

One of the best things about having an outdoor deck is that there are so many ways that you can use the space. Decks can be a perfect place to have barbecues or gatherings with friends if it has the proper waterproof coatings. Additionally, it can also be a great place to relax and simply enjoy a cool breeze and get some time outside. One way to utilize your outdoor deck is by turning it into a cozy outdoor reading nook. Read on to learn how! There are a number of ways that you can create a cozy reading nook on your outdoor deck. One of the things that will be beneficial to your reading nook is by adding flowers or shrubs to the space. You can choose from some of your favorite flowers and shrubs or choose relaxing plants such as planting lavenders around the nook. The smell of lavenders is widely known to have calming effects on others. If you plant lavenders near your reading nook, it will be a surefire way to create a calming atmosphere where you can unwind from your day. Another aspect of creating the perfect reading nook is to find yourself a comfy seat. Any stool or seat won’t do. Make sure the chair is comfortable and consider adding an ottoman or a maybe a small footstool so that you will be able to put your feet up to fully relax. You might also consider getting a loveseat, or a larger seating area so you can curl up comfortably as you read your favorite book. You might also want to add a small table next to the chair. This will allow you to bring a cup of tea or coffee with you if you are reading in the morning or want to have a space to put down your book when you’re done reading it.