Creating a cozy nook indoors or out is an excellent way to get away and relax. A small space dedicated to reading or just cuddling up for a nap or quiet time is something we all need from time to time. Whether you would rather spend that time indoors or outdoors is up to you, but here are a few ideas to inspire you.
In the house, carving out a space in the living room is a simple way to create an inviting nook. A comfortable chair, a table and perhaps a stool to prop up your feet is all that is needed. Cozy up next to bookshelves so that books are handy or design built-ins around a window.
Utilize the space under the stairs for a hide-away for relaxing or napping. The upstairs landing is an ideal spot to get away and read as well. A window seat is a great place to get the best of both indoors and outdoors. You can enjoy the comfort of the indoors while enjoying the view from a large window.
Outdoors, create a comfortable space with a bench or comfortable chair on the patio or deck. A side table, nice cushions and a good book is all you need to complete your space.
Hammocks are the ultimate relaxation tool for the backyard. Dress up a hammock by building a frame for it and placing it next to a soothing water feature. Hang a cozy cocoon-style hammock from a sturdy tree and swing away in privacy.
For the ultimate outdoor cozy nook, build a small shed or construct a pergola. Furnish it with floor pillows and hang sheers to gently blow in the breeze and keep insects down. Construct a simple lean-to using salvaged doors.
For a simple nook outdoors, simply place a comfortable chair under a tree. Decorate this private outdoor space. Use a tree trunk for a table and hang artwork on the tree. Have pillows and a blanket on hand for maximum comfort.
Indoors and out, you can find the perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying some private time. Indoors, designate a quiet spot of your own in the living room, by a window or on a second-floor landing. Outdoors, make your own cozy nook under a tree, on the patio or in the garden. Take a few moments to wind down and relax with a cozy nook.