This month, we celebrate both International Literacy Day and Read a Book Day, so make sure you’ve got the perfect set up to sit back and immerse yourself in a good page-turner; indoors or out.
1. A room with a view
2. Keep it comfortable
For the ultimate indulgence, why not invest in a daybed, where you could happily close your eyes and drift off into your own literary world. If you have company, the luxurious and elegant wicker-style Bahamas range also offers a day bed set for two.
Whatever your set up, a few extra cushions and pillows or throws will always make the space look even more inviting.
3. Embrace the power of plants
Awaken your senses also by choosing scented varieties, like lavender, peonies, sweet peas, honeysuckle, or choiysa. Take it to another level by growing edible plants, like strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, patio peppers, or cucumbers that could provide a tasty treat to nibble on while you lose yourself in your book.
4. Make clever use of space
5. Think about lighting
Just as you don’t want to be squinting in the dark to read, you also don’t want to be melting in the glare of the sun either, so be sure to have some shade in place if you are outside, either with a parasol, sail shade or by positioning yourself under a tree. Generate natural shade and immerse yourself in the heady scent of plants, like jasmine, clematis, wisteria or climbing roses, by growing them up a pergola or arbour to sit beneath.
6. Get flexible
7. Be responsible and relax