How To Create A Cosy Corner In Your Home
Updated: Jul 17
Does your place have a homely feel?
Creating a cosy corner in your home is a fun and easy way to make your home more welcoming. You can place this corner in any room of the house, but it’s commonly found in living rooms. Firstly, you need to decide on the purpose of this corner. You can use it for reading, relaxing, or even for hosting a small gathering for cards or just a relaxed intimate chatting corner, away from the bustle of the rest of the home. Once you’ve decided on the purpose, you need to select the right lighting, colours, and furniture. You also need to make sure you don’t have any blockers in the way. The key is to keep things simple and go with what feels right. Even a small corner can feel cosy with the right lighting, furniture placement, and decoration. Consider this step-by-step guide on how to create a cosy corner in your home.
What is a Cosy Corner?
A cosy corner is a special place where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy your time at home. It can be in any room of your house but is more commonly found in the living room. Creating such a corner can be a great way to make your living room feel homier. The most important thing to remember when is that it should be a place that makes you feel relaxed and comfortable, a place you want to spend time in. You might have seen a lot of images of cosy corners that have huge sofas and chairs that look like you can barely fit inside them. While those can be nice, they might not make you feel as relaxed and cosy as you would like.
Decide on the Purpose
Before you do anything else, you need to decide the purpose of this corner. It can be for reading, relaxing, writing, doodling or anything that gets you to unwind. This will help you take the next steps and determine what furniture, lighting, and decoration you should use as well as where your cosy corner should be positioned in your home. If you want to use the corner primarily for reading, you may want to place it in a quiet part of the house.
Light is Key
Light is a very important aspect of creating a cosy corner in your home. After all, no one wants to sit in the dark when they are relaxing. The right lighting can turn your corner from a regular space in your home to an inviting spot that you want to spend your time in. Brightness: Your corner should be well-lit, but not too bright. If it’s too bright, you’ll feel like you’re in a studio. The lighting should be nice and soft.
Pick the Right Furniture
Having the right furniture in your cosy corner is crucial. Not only will it help you determine the layout of your furniture, but it will also help you decide on the style of furniture to use. Every type of furniture has a different look, feel, and cost associated with it. Therefore, you can use this information to select the perfect furniture for your cosy corner. If you want to keep things simple, you can go with a sofa, a loveseat, and a chair. Alternatively, you can go with a love seat and a sofa with a chair on either side. If you want to create a more country-style corner, you can go with a sofa with two chairs on either side, or even a loveseat and a sofa with a chair on either side. No matter what furniture you select, you want to make sure that it’s comfortable to sit on. After all, it’s not going to be very cosy if your furniture is stiff, scratchy, or uncomfortable to sit on.
Add Colour with Paint and Accessories
When it comes to adding, you have a lot of options. You can paint the walls; paint is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to change up the colour of your corner. You can add a neutral paint to make the colours of your accessories stand out, or you can go with a bold colour to make the space feel more energetic. Another way to add colour to your corner is through decorations. You can go with any decoration you like, whether it be a wall-mounted artwork, a shelf of trinkets, or a bookshelf, colourful rugs, cushions, vases, books, or even add colourful furniture. Just be careful not to overdo it. You don’t want your corner to look like a rainbow exploded in it; you just want it to add some colour.
Watch Out for Blockers
One of the most important things to keep in mind when creating a cosy corner is to make sure there are no blockers in the way. What do we mean by this? Well, there are certain pieces of furniture and decorations that can block your view or make the space feel smaller. You want to avoid these blocks at all costs. For example, you may want to place a small bookshelf in your corner. While this is a great addition to the room, you need to make sure that it’s not blocking a window or part of the room that you want to be more visible. You may also want to place a small table with a vase of flowers in the corner. While flowers are a great decoration, you must make sure that they’re not going to block a door, a window or be easily knocked over by the pets or kids.
Now, it’s time to just sit back, relax and focus on the next area to harmonise.