In the hustle of life, who doesn’t like a comfortable place to relax and unwind after a long day? Or maybe a cozy space that’s only yours, to spend a lazy day.
Having a personal nook in your home is like having a haven to have some time for self-care.
Creating a cozy nook for yourself is an easy process. It is full of things that suit your personality and needs. All you need to do is figure out what you like and start.
FIND A LOCATION
The first step is to find a comfortable and calm area in your home. You can choose a space for a small nook in your bedroom or balcony or any other space you like.
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Ideally, a nook is just a corner. But if space allows, you can have a much larger nook. Try to pick a space around a window so you can have ample natural elements in the area.
DEFINE THE SPACE
Define what your space is going to be used for? Would it be a reading nook? Consider adding a bookshelf to the space. Beautify it by placing decorative pieces, table clocks, or bookends.
Or is it going to a place where you watch your shows and snack? A place with an electrical outlet is the ideal choice for this, so you can always keep your devices charged.
Define your use of the space and choose accordingly.
The nook is a relaxing space, so comfortable seating is necessary no matter what your purpose is. Add a beanbag, a chair, a hanging swing, a mattress, or floor cushions for seating. Whatever suits you best.
Choose this according to the space of your nook. Don’t go overboard with the size. Don’t overcrowd the area as it would look too cluttered, and no one can relax in clutter.
No place is complete without adding additional elements for a coordinated and cohesive look. Let’s see how you can accessorize your space!
Consider adding a table for comfort and visual aesthetics. You can place your books, table accents, or table lamps to add elements to this corner of yours.
On days that you snuggle with a book and a cup of tea or coffee, a table will come in handy.
Use wall paintings, wall art, or wall canvas to decorate the wall around your nook. A little pop of color will bring good vibes and will enhance the look of your space. You can also put up quotes or photographs instead of paintings. Personalize the space with things you enjoy.
Rugs can tie a room together. Add a large rug for the entire nook for a cohesive look. Or you can place small rugs, for instance, under the seating or the table for a more artsy vibe.
A nook has one primary objective, and that is comfort.
Adding pillows and cushions to the area will increase the comfort factor while beautifying the space and making it personal.
For the chilly days, get a decorative throw or blanket to keep you warm. Ensure that the style of the throw matches with the rest of the space.
Plants bring about positive energy and make us feel at ease in a space. Add plants, small table planters, or big plants to feel closer to nature. Ensure that the size complements the nook to not overwhelm yourself later.
Whatever you may want to use your nook for, it must always have ample lighting.
Add table or floor lamps in the area, or wall sconces so it never lacks lighting and is always well-lit.
Put in the Extras
Throw in a couple of extra things to add the final touches. Add fairy lights for a cozy and magical vibe. Consider putting an ottoman in front of the chair for your feet. You can also use scented candles for aromatherapy.
So, what are you waiting for?