My love of Pinterest extends to many things: finding perfect gifts, brainstorming poses for an upcoming photo shoot, hinting to JDubbs what I really want for Christmas, creating beautiful artwork for my home (courtesy of my kids) and so on. However, I am sometimes stricken with a case of Pinterest envy, and it usually has something to do with how the house I live in stacks up to the house of my dreams. Of course, JDubbs has done wonders on our little
money pit, oops-home, but I can still get going on these amazing boards with kitchens and bedrooms and mudrooms that make me green with envy. The only rooms in my house that I am pretty content with are my kids’ bedrooms, and that is because I have spent the most time, attention, money, and love on them. One thing I have always lusted after, though, is a good reading nook.
We don’t have the room for an actual nook of any sort; we don’t have a basement or an attic, so every spare square inch of our house has its function. But I was able to take a bare piece of wall in Jax and Em’s room and create a bit of the book nook of my dreams–if only I had room for fluffy pillows and reading lights!
Behold! Our very own nook!
All it took was white picture ledges from IKEA, some framed literary art (in this case, magazine covers featuring none other than Jax and Em!), a few well-loved books (today we are loving Mo Willems and his sarcastic sense of humor), and letter decals from Pottery Barn Teen, purchased on sale, to match my kids’ wall art.
I was so excited to find these letters because I love Katie Daisy and her beautiful products. When the big kids starting sharing a room, I used her artwork as the decor because I not only love the words she uses, but loves the way she writes them. Good for the soul.
So hooray for the kids’ very own reading nook! As a bonus, it will help foster their love of reading. Creating interesting ways to display books in your home, changing them frequently depending on the season, an upcoming holiday, author or illustrator, etc. can make all the difference in your kids’ interest level and can help set them on their way to reading rockstar status! This teacher mama is happy tonight!