Family Reading Space, Birmingham

Uniquely Designed Family Reading Space by Bookspace

“We have a beautiful hassle-free, maintenance-free family room and our children love it!”

Lexie Gardner

Family Reading Space, Birmingham

A family room, situated on the ground floor for easy access and designed to encourage reading for pleasure for four young children.


Reading and books dominate this beautiful space with colourful and accessible shelving giving plenty of face-out display for a range of books. Built-in storage was an important aspect of the brief to ensure the space was kept tidy but equally important was a large table for the children to come together to share crafts and jigsaws. A two-tier Hideout House and an integrated hideyhole seat have been used to create cosy corners for the children to curl up with their favourite books.

The brief

The brief was to create a family space that catered for the needs of four children of different ages. “I really wanted to create a space that would encourage my children to read and immerse themselves in quiet activities” says Lexie.

The results

Lexie was keen not to overfill the room and to maintain the spacious feel but at the same time she wanted to create exciting cosy reading corners that the children, who are different ages, could all access. “I wanted a design that worked for us a family and fitted our lifestyle. But I also wanted to future-proof it. We included features that the children will hopefully still want to use when they’re older. I’m delighted with the result. The children spend a lot of time in here and despite there being a TV in there, it’s rarely on. They spend their time reading, doing homework, creating & painting – they love it.”

“If anyone else is looking for a similar space, I’d say draw up a wishlist of products that you like and consider how you operate as family unit and you’ll hit the ground running. For us the process was seamless!”

Lexie Gardner

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At BookSpace we love helping to design reading spaces no matter how large or small. Our experienced team of designers, in-depth knowledge of primary schools and superb range of contemporary school library furniture combine to ensure that BookSpace is the ideal choice. Whatever the size and shape of your space, whichever the year group taught, we can create your dream school library.

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