How to Create a Cozy Nook in Your Home

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There’s something so inviting seeing a cozy nook in someone’s home. Nooks have a way of just making you feel warm and comfortable just looking at them. They’re the perfect spot for reading, sleeping or just relaxing. Nooks are like your own private getaway within your own home. Don’t have a cozy nook in your home just yet? No worries. Carving out your own special space for quiet time is a relatively easy thing to do. Here’s some things you can consider to get you started. reading nook via Jenny Keenan Design
  1. Determine Its Purpose
First of all, how many people need to fit in this nook at a time? When planning your nook, make sure everyone is going to fit inside comfortably, without ever having to feel claustrophobic. What activity is going to be taking place within the nook? If it’s only going to be used for reading, then it can be relatively small, especially when you choose a comfortable reading chair. Sites like homeideas.com can help in this regard. However, if your three kids are going to be playing with their toys there, you may want to create a nook up in your attic area where they’ll have plenty of space.
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Comfortable place for rest with different cushions near window
  1. Decide On Its Location
Since most nooks are small, it shouldn’t be too difficult to find a little space to set up your nook. If your home has stairs, you can set it up underneath them. Otherwise, all you need is a corner in whatever room you’ve chosen. If possible, utilize a window within your nook, so you can enjoy the natural light flowing in. A simple padded bench placed under the window gives you a well-lit space to enjoy a good book. Simply paint your nook in a different color so it stands out from the rest of the room. If you happen to have a closet you can sacrifice to use as a nook, you can use it to make one that is large enough for one person to fit inside. You might even place a little nook at the end of a hallway. If you have enough money in your budget, you may opt to put a larger nook inside of your attic. Its low roof lines will make your nook feel extra warm and comfortable.
  1. Define the Space
If you’re setting up your cozy nook in the corner of a room, you need to make sure you’re somehow defining it from the rest of the room. A good way to do this is by laying down an area rug. Not only will it provide definition, but it will keep your toes cozy warm. reading nook via Jenny Keenan Design
  1. Decorating Your Nook
The furniture you select for your nook will depend on what you’re using your nook for. For example, if you’re creating a breakfast nook in a corner of your kitchen, you would need a table and proper seating. On the other hand, if you’re designing a reading nook, you might opt for a big, comfy chair with a throw blanket, throw pillows, and a small bookshelf next to it. It would also be a good idea to always have a small table or surface to place a cup upon. You don’t want to have to figure out where to put your morning cup of coffee while you read the paper. Allow your personality to shine through when decorating your nook. This is your special space, so it should reflect who you are. Think out of the box, and don’t be afraid to try something new. The only common thread with your nook is that whatever design elements you choose should have a relaxing feel to them, which is relative to the individual. Think about the things that make you feel happy, and surround yourself with them. reading nook via Jenny Keenan Design
  1. Provide Appropriate Lighting
When it comes to designing your nook, don’t overlook the importance of the right lighting. Even if your nook is in front of a window, you’ll need a light to be able to read at night. To make your nook look elegant, you could go with a crystal chandelier that becomes the focal point of your nook. Overhead or recessed lighting can also be used as an accent to bring attention to your special space. Final Thought Creating a cozy nook doesn’t have to be a big investment of your time, money or effort. Allow your imagination to guide you through your design process and in the end you’ll create something amazing. So are you ready to create a cozy nook within your home?

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