With the unusual snowy weather recently and plenty of rainy spring days ahead of us, having somewhere you can curl up and get cosy indoors is of vital importance. You need somewhere that helps you feel comfortable and warm, and lets you avoid the miserable weather outside. If you want a space in your home that will comfort you when the weather is getting you down, you can easily turn any room or just a corner of a room into a cosy nook. You can go for a big transformation or just set up a small space for an affordable makeover.
Add a Conservatory to Your Home
If you’re thinking of adding more living space to your home so you have somewhere to hide away, consider a conservatory. A heated conservatory can give you the perfect place to hide away on a rainy day, letting you look out at all the rain that you’re glad not to be out in. Conservatories are often seen as summer spaces, but they’re ideal for snuggling up on a sofa or favourite chair. If you have space behind or even to the side of your home, it’s one of the best ways to add extra living space and improve the value of your property too.
Choose Cosy Furniture
It’s essential to have cosy furniture if you want to snuggle up somewhere warm when it’s cold and wet outdoors. As well as simply looking for upholstered furniture, you can find some designs and styles that are perfect for curling up with a book or sprawling out to watch TV. Think about how you want to use the space. A squishy armchair could be perfect for you, or you might prefer a long sofa, with plenty of room to stretch out. Even a bean bag could be the perfect thing to make your space as comfortable as can be.
Snuggle Up with Textiles
Even if your furniture isn’t the most comfortable you can get – maybe you don’t want to buy anything new – you can still make any space super cosy with the right textiles. Start looking at cushions, throws, blankets and rugs to bring some warmth to any room. When it’s cold and raining outside, you can wrap yourself in a blanket, cuddle up to a cushion and dig your toes into a shag pile rug. There are so many styles you can explore too, from Scandi winter patterns to luxury chalet faux fur.
Create Light and Warmth
Getting the lighting levels right and making sure you actually have a warm space are important to create a cosy nook too. If you feel like the room needs some more heat, you might consider anything from a wood burning stove to a space heater or gas fire. While you want to have enough light, you probably don’t want it to be too bright if you want to be able to relax. Use warm and soft lighting at different levels to create the right atmosphere.
A mood board will make it super easy for you to plan your new cosy hideaway and get the best results.
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