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18 December 2023 | 0 min read

Transform your space with candles and a cosy reading nook


If you’re anything like us, then you’ll know there’s nothing quite like the comforting joy of settling into a good book at the end of the day. But what if your home isn’t set up for ultimate immersion?

Then you need a reading nook to help you along the way.

Today, we’re looking into how to create an evening sanctuary with the help of a dedicated reading space. Transform any corner of your home into a haven of comfort with the warm glow of luxury scented candles, and discover the secrets of a snug reading spot that will get you lost in a world of literary bliss.

Choosing the right spot

Making a reading nook that invites you in every time begins with the ideal spot – a corner that beckons tranquillity and encourages relaxation. The perfect spot should be a quiet sanctuary, tucked away from the noise of daily life.

Natural light can work wonders, but during darker winter months, when sunlight is in short supply, a soft wall light, scented candle, or lamp can do the trick.

If it’s natural light you’re looking for, consider a corner near a window that allows soft daylight in. Avoiding distraction is important, though. So if the noise of traffic disturbs your tranquillity, try somewhere a little more secluded – where the outside world takes a back seat, and you can be alone with your thoughts.

Finding the perfect seating

A comfortable chair, plush, or bean bag should accompany your reading nook. Something that embraces you, acts like a cocoon during reading sessions. And don’t underestimate the power of a soft throw blanket draped over your chosen reading perch.

Set the scene with a luxury scented candle

Once location and comfort have been chosen, it’s time to take your ambiance to new heights with the help of luxury scented candles. Not merely a source of light, they’re an indulgence designed to elevate your reading experience to a multi-sensory experience, keeping you sharp and focused throughout.

Take Sweet Elixir from Charles Farris, for example. More than just a sumptuous fragrance, it will sink you further into a world of indulgence. With its sticky, sweet blend of honey, amber, and fruity notes, Sweet Elixir beckons the senses to a serene English meadow, making it the ideal companion for your cozy reading nook.

Create your reading tranquility with Charles Farris

Crafting your own personal haven isn’t just about arranging furniture and choosing the right lighting; it’s about curating an experience that infuses comfort, ambience, and even fragrance.

The warm embrace of a blanket, the gentle rustle of the page, all surrounded in the soft fragrance of a luxury scented candle, glowing as the story unfolds and the outside world fades into the background. So, take a breath and immerse yourself in the comfort of your hand-picked reading space, and let the luxury of Charles Farris luxury scented candles guide the way.


Charles Farris is one of Britain’s oldest candlemakers with firm roots in Victorian London, and proud Royal Warrant holders. Our range of luxury scented candles are made using time-worn, traditional crafting techniques that date back to 1845.


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