For the past month, I’ve been working on my upstairs bonus room. It is a large room with two nice sized dormers and a half bath.  The room is going to serve as a multi-purpose room with a home office, reading nook, and television area.  I have been decorating the room on a budget by shopping the house, store sales, and consignments. Today, I would like to give you a sneak peek of a small part of the room. I’m going to show you one of my favorite areas of the room, the reading nook.  It is a neat little nook with a nice window that lets in lots of light that is perfect for reading and enjoying a morning cup of tea or coffee.



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The fire place is perfect on a cold winter’s night.  I purchased it at a great price.  A couple of years ago, a big box store was wanting to sell their floor models of electric fireplaces. I bought two for less than the price of one.  The other fireplace is in my master bedroom.


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Thanks so much for stopping by.  I have one more decorating project that I’m working on for my reading nook.  I purchased a chandelier for $30 from a woman who was selling several very nice items from her home because she was moving.  So, stay tuned, because I plan on making the chandelier over to fit the style of the area.  I hope that you have a great Wednesday!!!



  1. What a cozy, pretty space to curl up with a good book! Love the blue and white tea set! Can’t wait to see the chandie! 🙂 ~Rhonda

  2. What a perfectly charming sitting area! I think it would be hard to get me to move! 😉 I bet that new light will be fabulous!

  3. Charming and cozy place to read, great job!

  4. What a lovely reading area! It is so inviting. Beautiful!

  5. Hi Shannon. I love the colors you are using in your little reading nook. You’re almost there! You’ve got a comfortable and pretty chair now you just need that pretty light. 🙂

    So glad you joined Thoughts of Home on Thursday. 🙂

  6. What a beautiful place to relax and enjoy a great book and a cup of tea!!!

    • Thank you so much Shirley. I have been working on my upstairs bonus room and this is just a small area of the room. I have been working on a budget with things I already have and adding some new items. Your beautiful living room that was featured in French Country Style magazine has been my inspiration. Your home is absolutely beautiful!!! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!!!

  7. Pretty and cozy!

  8. Goodness…that chair and ottoman are absolutely beautiful!!!!!! I think I need to come and help you use them :^)

  9. That is cozy! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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