Create The Perfect Cozy Nook


Once New Year’s is over I’m ready to usher in the long hot days of summer. Whether or not you’re of a similar mind, a nice way to wait out the short gray days is to create a perfect cozy nook in your home that you can go to relax and decompress. This can be a low-commitment, fun personal project. Here are a ideas to get you started.

perfect cozy nook

Used with permission from Emily Followill

Choose the Right Spot:

First, Find a quiet and comfortable corner in your home that you can dedicate to your perfect cozy nook. It could be by a window, in a quiet room, or even a corner of your bedroom.

Comfortable Seating:

Invest in a comfortable chair, cushion, or bean bag. Choose something that you can sink into and relax. Consider adding soft blankets or throw pillows for extra comfort.

Soft Lighting:

Use soft and warm lighting to create a cozy atmosphere. Consider adding fairy lights, string lights, or a small table lamp. Avoid harsh, bright lights for a more relaxed ambiance.

perfect cozy nook

used with permission from Jane Beiles Photography

Personal Touches:

Decorate the space with personal items such as photos, artwork, or items that hold sentimental value. This will make the nook feel uniquely yours.

Texture and Layers:

Incorporate different textures like soft fabrics, plush rugs, or even a faux fur throw. Layering textures adds depth and makes the space more inviting.

Books or Reading Material:

If you enjoy reading, consider adding a small bookshelf or a stack of your favorite books. This not only adds to the decor but also makes your perfect cozy nook a reading spot.

perfect cozy nook

used with permission from Jane Beiles Photography


Bring nature indoors with some potted plants. Greenery can add freshness and contribute to a calming environment.

Curtains or Canopy:

If your cozy nook is by a window, consider adding curtains or a canopy for a sense of privacy. This can also enhance the overall aesthetic.


Use scented candles, essential oil diffusers, or incense to introduce pleasant scents into the space. Choose fragrances that help you relax.

perfect cozy nook

used with permission from Jane Beiles Photography

Music or Sounds:

Consider incorporating a small speaker for playing calming music or nature sounds. This can enhance the overall ambiance.

So, how about starting your perfect cozy nook this weekend?

Remember, the key is to create a space that reflects your personality and provides a sense of comfort and relaxation. Don’t forget to check out our previous articles on how to create the perfect cozy nook. Have fun with it and don’t feel like anything is permanent – the space should change with your needs.


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