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BEST VALENTINE’S DAY BOOKS FOR KIDS & OUR COZY READING NOOK
I was inspired recently to decorate my son’s nursery according to the season or holiday, and to change out our book wall accordingly. Not ok, because I came SO obsessed with every love and Valentine’s Day book out there and bought them all! At least Luca has a big passion for reading like his mama does so at least we are putting them to use!
We’ve been reading so much I decided to make a cozy little nook out of all my pink and white pillows I’ve collected over the years, this entire nook (minus the new books!) was a “shop the home” project! I will link exact or similar items below for you to shop!
For the reading nook description and sources scroll to the bottom of the post, or just CLICK HERE!
February is also Black History Month, and it is a huge passion of ours to shine a light and celebrate achievements of African Americans throughout U.S. History. We want to recognize the central role of African Americans in our history and make it a part of the conversation with raising Luca. So we have collected books for February that both spread love and kindness but also celebrate Black History Month to broaden our family’s cultural awareness.
I hope you too will add books to your collection that represent all races and ethnicities, even at this young an age I feel it’s super important to teach Luca about and expose him to as many different and beautiful cultures of our world as we can, whether that’s through traveling or reading!
Our Favorite Valentine’s Day Books for Kids
So let’s get to the list of books! Most are on the poster above but I also included extras that we purchased!
1// Love the Earth
4// The Love Letter
5// Love is a Truck
6// Bagel in Love
8// Love is a Tutu
10// I Heart You
11// One Love
12// Hug Machine
13// Love Is
14// Part of My Heart
19// Love, Z
Black History Month Books
Shop the Best Valentine’s Day & Black History Month Books for Kids
OUR COZY VALENTINE’S DAY READING NOOK
Like I said above, this project was quick and easy and the only extra money I spent was on the $9 garland from target! You don’t need any special construction to make you’re own reading nook, just some extra pillows and a wall!
If you’re anything like me you have extra pillows lying around or being stored that aren’t in use currently…no, just me? Haha tell me I’m not alone!
So I just collected a few pillows that are not currently decorating the couches or beds and arranged them on top of a small throw rug (pink in this case for valentine’s day!). The rug is actually usually at our front entrance but since it’s pink I swapped it out temporarily so I could use it in this space instead!
TIP: Using different textures and complimenting colors with the pillows can really elevate your space! For me I just make sure they’re all cozy and soft so we have fur, velvet and “fuzzy” here! As for colors I stuck with creams and blush tones.
COZY READING NOOK DECOR SOURCES
The floor pillow is probably my favorite one and definitely necessary for the “cozy” aspect of this nook! It’s definitely not comfy to sit on the bare wood floor so a floor pillow is a must have!
The storage basket with the lid is actually Luca’s hamper but it looked cute and gave the space some height. I threw some books in the matching mini basket for easy access and then just swapped out the books on the shelves to fit our current theme!
Added the garland and voila, our very own cozy reading nook! I encourage you to shop your home for simple projects like this but if you’d like some inspo or sources everything is linked below.
Rug + Extra Options
Baskets & Storage
The top shelf is 36″ and the bottom is 48″, finish is “seadrift”
I would love to hear about your cozy reading spaces and favorite love-inspired books, tell me in the comments of this post!