Today at work I had some furniture for the library delivered in the biggest cardboard boxes I’ve ever seen. So big you could comfortably put a chair inside and hide away for hours (which we obviously had to test out). A detention zone was another idea…
But when they were about to be taken away I couldn’t quite let them go. You never see boxes that big! And so I kept them. I now have four abnormally large boxes stood in the library, but in a few days’ time they will have been transformed into individual reading nests!
I’ve always loved the idea of nesting. As a child I absolutely adored making dens – the smaller and well-hidden the better. I’d get in with a book and stay there for hours. To be honest, I would still love to do this now, and so if I haven’t outgrown the idea at almost 25, then I’m sure 11 year olds would still love it too.
If all goes well my large boxes will each become a forest, a space rocket, a submarine and a country cottage. Hopefully they will inspire scenes from books, some writing exercises and much more, and keep the kids quiet in the mean time!
For inspiration though, I couldn’t resist dipping into Pinterest. Here are some more adult-suited reading nests I thought I’d share with you to inspire you to create your own little space at home: