Kids Reading Nook Ideas — Can you spot the DIY elements in my colorful kids reading nook ideas?! Hint: you can never have to many streamers, balloons, or tea carts…
Gwen is now eighteen months old and she’s at SUCH a fun age! She’s finally getting the hang of her favorite books to read so we put together this book nook to share some kids reading nook ideas with you!
There are lots of book nook inspirations floating around the web (hello, Pinterest). I wanted to add a few twists to Gwen’s to make hers feel unique in addition to the reading area staples and I love the way it turned out!
While this isn’t an actual reading corner per se, it’s definitely a well-defined colorful area just for her! There were a few pieces that I had my eye on from Pottery Barn Kids just for this space.
I’m super excited to show you how I repurposed them and added a little DIY book nook flair, because hello STREAMERS!…
WHERE TO CREATE A READING NOOK
I’m a big advocate of having dual purposes for kids spaces so that they get maximum playtime and uses out of them. This also goes hand in hand on where to put a reading nook where the kids will use it most!
For instance, I used a twin bed duvet and duvet cover from her big girl bed as a cushy surface for her reading nook that has double duty.
DIY KIDS READING NOOK IDEAS
While a tea cart might not be in your usual reading corner in your living room, it actually makes for a SUPER cute book organizer. I repurposed this kids tea cart for stacking books and cute felt “snacks” on for a playtime idea.
HOW TO MAKE A DIY READING NOOK UNIQUE
This probably goes without saying, but you know I HAD to have this watercolor rainbow stripe print! It was my inspiration for the whole space!
I played it up with adding pastel streamers to the inside of the canopy along with pastel balloons in matching colors of the Pottery Barn Kids chair.
HOW TO MAKE PASTEL COLORED BALLOONS FOR READING NOOK DECOR
If you’ve never made DIY pastel-colored balloons before, it’s SO easy. All you have to do is use a white balloon along with a darker color balloon of your choice inside.
For instance, to make a baby blue balloon to go with your book nook colors, roll a true blue balloon like a hot dog and insert it inside of a white balloon. Be sure to hold onto the ends of both of the balloons so the inside color doesn’t get lost in the other.
You can also double up on the white balloons for an extra pastel look! You can see my inspiration for the pastel balloon idea from this awesome rainbow baby shower and more rainbow baby shower ideas right here.