Coming from a person who loves to curl up like a cat with a blanket, a fireplace and the latest best seller (Currently I’m reading The Happiness Project! Shout out to Gretchen Rubin!). How do you go from chair in the corner to cozy comfy reading nook?
Check out the gallery of all the different looks I played around with:
Find a plush chair, which if you don’t have one already (shame on you!) they’re fairly easy to score. One of the routes is go out and buy one, psst we have deals on Compartment Life all the time for under 200 beans, but if you’re still trying to work on an even smaller budget you can always turn to second-hand. To me, buying second-hand means that it’s already been broken in for you, and who doesn’t love that? Unless you get someone who had an oddly shaped derriere and they left lumpy seat indentations, but I’m sure you can find one that’s juuusst right for your behind. Heck, you don’t even have to resort to a chair, sometime a soft round pouf will do just to plop it on the floor but make sure you give the space some depth by layering with other throws. Personally, I’d love to create a spot for myself in my window seat but I just haven’t gotten to it yet.
Pick out a spot. Don’t lie you know you have a small nook that you just can’t figure out, a blank wall next to the fireplace, the corner you drop your dirty laundry in? That’s going to be your new nook.
Create some warmth. Okay prepare yourselves, there are many ways to create warmth in a space. You can do this by beginning your space in a warm spot by picking an area near a window or a fireplace, or by adding warmth through the use of candles or even a gel fueled fireplace like this one would be cozy. Adding mirrors can help bounce light around without making the space too bright. No one likes over head lighting so opt for lamps with warm bulbs, it’s easier on the eyes as well when browsing on the web or reading.
Finally give the space some character, this will take your new cozy corner from a well lit reading area to a nook that will draw you in like an old friend. Create a frame gallery with art work and family photos to go up on the wall behind your seating area. Bring in a bookcase that can double as a side table for you to set a plate of fresh cookies on. Accessorize with a medium size colored glass bottle or something that is aesthetically appealing to you, after all this is your space.
The finished product will be something to bring you joy through its use and will create visual interest to the surrounding room or area. Any of you working on carving out your own little escapes in your home? A place to just go and decompress?
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