Reading Corner Classroom Ideas

2020-02-18     Heather Mactivity    

Book corner ideas for primary

I’m a great believer in savouring the summer holidays as long as possible, but I do have to say that making my classroom look beautiful was always a pretty cathartic experience for me, even if it couldn’t look beautiful for very long! But that’s the thing, children like to USE things, and inevitably with that use, comes an element of destruction. Nonetheless, coming up with ideas for your class reading corner or reading area can be quite challenging – you want to do something different to last year, something creative and inspiring, but either on a tight budget or for free – and where do you start? Luckily, we’ve got a selection of book corner ideas you are going to love – and that can easily be replicated in your own classroom. Let’s get started (all photos used with permission by the way).

Book Corner Inspiration!

We spotted these reading area ideas by KS1 teacher Kerry Foster and thought they looked super creative!

Reading corner area ideas

Book area ideas

We love this reading zone idea from Gemma Parkinson – this was for her NQT year last year.book corner idea

This reading corner idea from Rachel Lianne we thought was really inspiring – and cosy too!

Reading gives you wings display idea

Inspiration from Rebecca Cummins – love the rug!

classroom book corner ideas

Another cosy book corner idea, this time from Emma Louise.

cosy book corner ideas

We love this sparkly idea from Rachel Bengough.

reading corner display ideas

This looks like paradise! From year 1 teacher Amy Mackin.

year 1 reading corner ideas

Cathy Stephans has this colourful reading corner idea inspired by Dr Zeus!

Dr Zeus inspired reading corner

A red riding hood inspired reading corner from Chloe Nolan.

red riding hood reading corner

These reading area ideas from teacher Lucy are inspiring!

Reading area display ideas


Reading area teepee ideas

Explore our Reading Area resources to make the perfect reading area or reading corner!



Categories: Classroom Display Ideas, Reading Corner Ideas