There’s something about a snug little spot that evokes all the warm-and-cozies.
“There’s nothing that gives off a homey vibe like a cozy nook; it’s the perfect space to curl up with a cup of tea and read a book,” says Christine Markatos Lowe of Christine Markatos Design in Santa Monica, Calif.
“We find that it is the small cozy areas that end up being used the most,” says Emily Williams, co-founder of BradyWilliams, an interior-design studio in London.
“For the bookworm, add a reading nook with a window seat flanked with bookcases and sconces. Or, for the leisurely couple, fill an empty corner with a comfortable chair or chaise longue and a small accent table to offer an area to read or enjoy a glass of wine,” advises Donna Mondi, founder and principal of Chicago-based Donna Mondi Interior Design.
Your corner can be as simple as adding a few furniture pieces or as complex as incorporating a custom window seat, Mondi says.
All it needs is a stylish touch to make it a standout spot.