Cosy corner styling tips (for at-home chill sessions)
Having a cosy corner in your home can be super handy, especially if you live in a busy household and find yourself craving more personal space. The best thing about a cosy corner is that it doesn't have to be a big space—just big enough (and quiet enough) to escape to when you need a moment to think, read, write, or just relax on your own. Here are some easy tips on how to carve out and style little pockets of personal space in your home for ultimate chill sessions.
Before you begin:
1. Decide on the purpose and vibe.
Do you want your cosy corner to be a reading nook? Perhaps a meditation corner? Maybe a corner where you can sit and draw or just daydream? Do you want it to be in quiet spot in the house? Somewhere with a view?
2. Get inspired
A great place to start is Pinterest for styling and decorating ideas.
3. Mark your territory
Start with a blank canvas by clearing clutter and unwanted distractions from your chosen spot.
5. Now comes the fun part: styling
Play around with soft furnishing
Such as cushions, rugs, throws, ottomans, blankets, bean bags, hammocks (super important - for those 'come sit/lie/be here feels).
Add colours that make you feel [insert desired effect here]
For a calming ambience - consider bringing in fresh and airy tones/hues like pastel blues, pinks, white, light greys, mint greens. For warmth and comfort opt for an earthy neutral colour palette, khaki, ocre, ivory, and shades of brown. Or opt for a completely monochromatic colour palette - in white or beige for a Santorini-esque look and feel.
Opt for warm and inviting lighting
Lighting is so important when designing any space especially when it comes to creating a sense of cosiness. Consider choosing a spot near a big window - with lots of natural light for great daytime lighting. For inviting night-time ambience, add a table or floor lamp with a light diffusing lampshade. For a warmer, more golden glow, choose a lightbulb with 2,700 Kelvins or less.
Add not-so-stimulating activities
Activities that encourage 'switching off' and aren't tech-heavy such as books, board games, magazines etc. Want to listen to music? Have a wireless speaker nearby, consider making your cosy corner a 'tech free zone'.
Light a scented candle (or two)
Have you ever walked into a room and smelled a batch of freshly baked cookies and felt instantly comforted? You can replicate the same effect with a scented candle in your favourite smell.
Wrappin' it up:
- Get inspired (Pinterest is a great place to start)
- Plan your cosy corner
- Mark your territory
- Style it:
- Play around with soft furnishing
- Add colours that you make you feel cosy
- Opt for warm and inviting lighting
- Add not-so-stimulating activities
- Have a scented candle (or two) handy
What are your some of your favourite cosy corner styling tips? Comment below.
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