It’s a special space, one that isn’t on the sofa in the center of all the household bustle. It’s not on your bed, in your jammies disconnected from the daylight. It’s a cozy corner just for you, a place to put your feet up, decompress, contemplate or read without the distraction of the television or the ins and outs of the front door, nor is it your bed which feels too distant from daily/daytime routines.
A private library (like the one from Beauty and the Beast), a tea salon or garden gazebo would be nice, but the reality is, in most of our homes, a corner is all we have to spare. With some creativity and rearrangement, you can design your own cozy, semi-luxurious corner to lounge in.
There are 6 Essential Ingredients to make a Cozy Corner:
There are a few essential ingredients needed to create a cozy corner. Firstly, your corner needs to offer you a comfortable place to sit. You can use a cushy reading chair, or a more creative approach, you can use various cushions (like meditation ones) that allow you to lounge on a bench or floor.
A plant or two can really enliven and add elements of Feng Shui to the small space.
Another important element when designing your corner is lighting. A reading lamp, quaint Christmas lights or a small chandelier should be bright enough for reading, but still soft enough to offer a warm glow.
You may need to make the most of any space you have, so don’t discount the bathroom, a laundry room or under a stairwell as viable locales for a cozy corner.
Having a little storage basket or book shelf next to your seating area to store reading materials or crossword puzzles can make relaxing more convenient. Instead of searching before sitting, you can take pleasure in knowing that the book you’re currently reading is right next to your chair.
And last but, not least, you definitely need pillows and a blanket.
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