Take advantage of rainy days by spending time cozied up in your home. Sometimes you just need a rainy day to help you unwind and relax. Create a space in your home that is conducive to an indoor pastime or just a place to take a nap, read a book or enjoy the pleasure of doing nothing. Here are 20 cozy spaces for a rainy day to give you inspiration to create your own relaxing spot.
Window Seat/Book Nook
Cozying up with a good book is an excellent way to spend a rainy day. Create you own little reading oasis with a built-in window seat and shelving. Good lighting, comfortable cushions and throw pillows are a must to give you the maximum of comfort. Start with ambient light (natural, recessed), then layer accent lighting (chandeliers, lamps) and finish with task lighting (small lamps, wall sconces). Add throw pillows for extra support and comfort.
A small fireside nook is sometimes all the space you need to create a cozy reading spot.
A dormer room or attic is the perfect space to while away the hours when it’s raining outdoors.
Cozy Room with Fireplace
For cool rainy days, there’s nothing quite like a warm and welcoming fire. Gather around the fireplace to fend off the chill. A stone fireplace surround is an appealing option that enhances many interior styles, from rustic to modern.
Warm tones and a stone fireplace surround give this room a very welcoming and cozy feel.
Rain or shine this room surrounds you with warmth. The natural wood is an appealing feature, while soft furnishings complete the relaxing vibe.
This room offers plenty of comfortable seating surrounding the fireplace.
Modern design style is cozy and welcoming with warm tones and plenty of soft seating. A fire burning and great lighting make the room come alive.Warm woods highlight this cozy room (billelourd.org)
Surround Yourself in Light
Rain falling outside a window is soothing and encourages relaxation. Watching and listening to rain fall is a great way to ease your worries away. Cuddle up in a room with large or multiple windows and enjoy. Soft lighting and calming music can add to the overall atmosphere.
A wide expanse of windows offers great views while relaxing.
The Bedroom Retreat
Some rainy days it’s just best to stay in bed. When it comes to cozy spaces, the bedroom is a top contender. Surround yourself with comfortable furnishings and items you love. Keep a beverage close at hand, along with the TV remote or a good book. Luxurious bed linens and plenty of pillows encourage snuggling.
Lots of windows, a warm fireplace and plenty of soft pillows and throws can help keep the rainy day blues away.
If you are fortunate enough to have a sitting area in your bedroom, relax and enjoy.
A bedroom that resembles a vacation retreat is sure to be an ideal place to spend a rainy day.
A Cozy Kitchen
The kitchen is one of the cozy spaces in the home where you can enjoy a rainy day. Play games around the kitchen table and share a pot of soup or baked goods as the rain falls outside.
Some kitchens were made for the gathering of friends and family. Spend a rainy afternoon catching up with your loved ones over good food.
Cuddle up in the breakfast nook with a warm drink and good book or sift through recipes for the perfect rainy day dish.
An open floor plan gives you the space to spread out and even welcome friends and family over for a rainy day gathering. Snuggle up on the sofa or hang out at the kitchen island to share food and conversation.
Taking time to relax on a rainy day is a luxury to some people, whose lives are busy with demanding schedules. However, when you create the perfect retreat in your own home, spending a few hours winding down while the rain falls is time well spent.