Kids’ Reading Nook and Clubhouse

When we installed the Ikea Pax built-in closets, it created an alcove in the corner our boys’ room.  Some day, I think this might make a good place for a desk, but for now, it makes a cozy hideout for reading, games, and “K+L+J” club meetings.  This is an easy project, with a fun twist with its starry ceiling.

Materials:

  • 2 tension-mounted shower curtain rods
  • Tab-top curtain panels
  • String lights
  • Large floor cushions – we were lucky to inherit this great beanbag chair, part of our friend Victor’s bachelor decor that he had to part with when he moved in with Nicola 🙂
Great kids' reading nook with starry ceiling.  Jewels at Home.

Great kids’ reading nook with starry ceiling.

Great kids' reading nook with starry ceiling.  Jewels at Home.

To close off the alcove, I mounted one tension rod at the front, holding the curtain panels, and the other at the very back of the alcove.  For the starry ceiling, I wrapped the lights around the two rods, weaving between the curtain tabs.

Easy starry ceiling for a cozy reading nook.  Jewels at Home.

Easy starry ceiling for a cozy reading nook.

I’d like to add a few more things to the walls of the alcove, but for now, there’s a world map that fits with the other travel-themed decor in the room.  It looks like the boys are having a good time in their new space already!

Create a cozy kids' hangout with just a few simple materials.  Jewels at Home.

Create a cozy kids' hangout with just a few simple materials.  Jewels at Home.“Jewels”