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When you’ve just moved into a new apartment, it might take some time to make the space uniquely your own. If you live in a new community such as Wesley Place Apartments in Indianapolis, you have a clean canvas that probably has neutral shades and modern finishes to coordinate well with any decor. One way to personalize your new apartment is to carve out a space just for you, and that space might be a cozy reading nook. Here are some tips on how to make it happen.

#1 Choose the Right Location
Look for a quiet corner in your apartment. It might be next to a window, or it might just be a corner of your bedroom, living room, or spare room where you have some extra space.

#2 Choose Comfortable Seating
You might already have the perfect seat in mind, or you might appreciate some reading chair inspiration from the internet. Your chair should be comfy but also provide adequate support. You might want to add a pouf or ottoman as a footrest.

#3 Add Some Softness
Plush cushions, throw pillows, or a cozy blanket will make your reading nook warm and inviting. You can coordinate with the accent colors you’ve chosen for the room while adding different textures and patterns.

#4 Personalize
Add personal touches such as artwork, framed quotes, a rug, or plants to make the reading nook feel more inviting and reflective of your style.

#5 Add a Side Table
Have a small table or surface nearby to hold your books, a cup of tea, or other items you may want while reading. It could be a traditional end table or a small drink table, or you could also repurpose an old crate or stool. Your side table could even be a stack of books!

#6 Give Yourself Good Lighting
With audiobooks and eBooks, there are so many more ways to read than there once were. You might not even need a light source! But a lamp is another accent piece that can help personalize the space and make it look warm and inviting.

#7 Enhance the Ambiance
Consider using scented oils or a small speaker to play soft background music to create a more calming atmosphere while you read or unwind.

#8 Keep It Organized
Your space won’t feel like a sanctuary if it’s cluttered and messy. Tidy up regularly, return books to their shelves, and wipe up coffee splashes and crumbs to keep your area neat.

#9 Just Add Books!
If you prefer physical rather than digital books, you may want to place your bookshelves nearby. But since you don’t really need access to every book at once, you can also place a smaller bookcase or floating shelves to keep your current reads or most-treasured tomes within reach. If it’s a smaller selection of books, you might consider a funky arrangement, such as ordering by color, to add to the visual appeal of the space.

If your current digs don’t have the space for a reading nook and you’re ready for a change, come see Wesley Place. These luxury downtown Indianapolis apartments on 18th Street and Illinois Avenue have spacious studio, one and two-bedroom floor plans ideal for creating a cozy space just for you. Call for a tour today: 463-218-6378