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Cosy Reading Corner Ideas for Your Alpine Property

If you’re building or renovating your chalet, you may find you have some extra space to put to good use. A spot by the window with a view, a snug corner in the living room or a comfortable mezzanine area make for fantastic cosy reading nooks.

In this post, we showcase some top cosy reading corner ideas from OVO Network chalets. Whether you own an alpine home or not, these examples will be sure to provide some inspiration…


Reading Nook Ideas…

These window seats at Chalet Stellaone take advantage of the views and provide a restful space for reading or relaxing after a day on the slopes.

Stocked with plenty of books, guests can enjoy this mini library built into the alcove at Chalet Morclan. A large, comfortable sofa set away from the main lounge affords the luxury of extra privacy.

Historical non-fiction, novels and photobooks are waiting to be discovered at La Ferme du Gran Shan. Paired with fluffy blankets and a large coffee table, it’s the ideal spot to take a break.

Natural light floods the space, creating a relaxed and open environment at Chalet Alti. Guests can start their day at ease with a coffee and newspaper on the stylish yet roomy cubed armchairs.

Rooms with sloped ceilings can present the perfect opportunity for a homey hideout. Understated furniture and warm lighting create a pleasant reading spot for guests at Chalet Marinaka.

We love these retro-style reading lamps and burnt orange armchairs at Chalet Cosyneige. By day, the mountain views provide a peaceful refuge and by night, guests can gaze at the night sky from the large sliding doors.

This mellow corner of Zaru Lodge is the perfect hiding place to enjoy some respite. Calming colours, natural light and minimal furniture create a tranquil ambience.

Alta Clusa’s side lounge provides a comfortable alternative to the main seating area. Ideal for those who want some quiet time with a book.

Chalet Behansa’s mezzanine reading nook incorporates cool colours and thoughtful furnishings. This is a great example of how to make the best use of additional communal space.

We love the rustic farmhouse charm within this fireside corner at Chalet L’Otavalo. Rich tones combined with traditional wood create a relaxing and warm sitting space.

Away from the main hub of the home, guests can recuperate in this homely salon at Chalet Goville. An understated sofa and soft lighting together make a snug sanctum.

Set aside from the main lounge, this mini home library at Chalet Gueret is enough to tempt any bookworm! Winged armchairs face the snowy scenery outside, which provides a picture-perfect backdrop.

Reading Corners for Kids…

Whether it’s to play games or curl up with a book before bed, this play area at Sweet Nest Lodge has been thoughtfully designed with young guests in mind.

Kitted out with comfy bean bags and plenty of reading material, this sloped room at Lodge Les Fougeres makes an inviting space for some quiet time.


If you’re looking for more decorating ideas for your alpine property, why not head over to our construction and design archives, where you’ll find plenty of inspiration for your next project?

About Author

Hi, I’m Amy. I am a Copywriter and Editor for OVO Network. I have lived between the French Alps and UK and love to share my knowledge of the area with readers!