We built a Kid’s Reading Nook Tent out of wood and canvas for our son’s modern outdoor nursery and shopped at At Home, The Home Decor Superstore to make over the space to give it a high end look at a low cost with some fun decor pieces.
We have been hard at work making an outdoor modern nursery over the last few months for our baby boy. We wanted to transform the room so that when he gets older he feels like he is being transported to a space of whimsy and adventure that will encourage his imagination to run wild.
One project that Brent and I were really excited about creating was a kid’s reading nook tent that would really take the room to the next level. Even though he is just a newborn and the tent is more of a decor piece right now, we wanted the room to be able to grow with him and create a fun spot he could curl up in and we can read together and play pretend. Because you can’t go on an outdoor adventure without a tent!
Decorating Our Kid’s Reading Nook Tent
We built the frame of the kid’s reading nook tent out of a 1”x3” pine board covered with canvas and we built a platform for the base of the tent and covered it with a gray shag rug.
When it came to decorating our tent with cozy and fun pieces, we wanted a high end look but we didn’t have a large budget to spend on decor. We headed to At Home, The Home Decor Superstore to pick out all the necessary items we needed to make over our reading nook tent into an enjoyable space and avoid breaking the bank.
At Home has a lot of unique pieces like this octopus in a glass dome. We added LED string lights that we also picked up at At Home to the glass dome to add a bit of whimsy and quirkiness.
Our go to place for pillows is At Home because they have a huge selection. They have aisles of pillows in every color and pattern you can imagine and they are affordable so we picked up several to add some variety in color and texture to our kid’s reading nook tent to make it cozy.
How fun is this marquee letter? We picked up this huge “C” for Connor and the light bulbs as well as the white branches and vase. We wrapped the white branches with more of the LED string lights to add a little magical touch to the reading nook area.
Once Connor is able to start being mobile, we will have to move these items to higher ground, but for now they fill up this space next to the tent nicely and add a playful touch.
We were looking for a storage solution to store our son’s toys. At Home has everything from baskets to boxes to crates and after some deliberation we decided on this wooden crate. It is the perfect size and color to match the room and contain all of his stuffed animals and toys.
We really enjoy shopping at At Home because we can get a high end look at a low cost whether we are decorating a dining space, fireplace mantle or even a wood tent in a nursery. We easily found several products that transformed our kid’s reading nook tent into one that is comfy and whimsical.
Because of the low cost we were able to get more for our money and able to not only decorate inside the tent but also pick out a few storage and decor pieces to go around the tent.
While our son might not be able to read for awhile, Brent and I are ourselves are looking forward to sitting in the space, holding him and reading to him.
We will be sharing how we built our kid’s reading nook tent plus plans if you are interested in building your own soon.
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