Do you have a corner of your house that you love? Everyone, whether your home is 500 square feet or 5,000, should have a nook or a corner that feels like a hug. One that makes you pause, relax, and rest your eyes and your mind.
Corners and nooks like this are what make a house a home, and can instantly take you from stressed to “ahhhhhhh.” You’ll know you’ve done it when it feels both relaxing and inspiring, and beckons you to come hang for a while. Here’s mine:
It’s a corner in our guest bedroom/office/workout room. Originally we mounted a TV to this wall, but it felt like such a missed opportunity; when would we even use that TV? Since we moved into our new home I’ve been trying to be intentional about our spaces, and a TV in this spot, right where the sun rises, just seemed like a waste.
So we took down the TV and mounted two simple shelves I purchased from Etsy. I styled them with a few objects I love and a plant that a wonderful friend of mine grew for me from a single leaf and stalk. Look at it now!
Since we brought it home it’s felt like we gained another family member, it has such a presence. And it upgraded the space so much. I think it’s safe to say it likes it here 🙂
Ever since I put this little corner together it’s pulled me to this space each morning, and no matter how busy things feel, it invites me over for at least 20 minutes when the sun rises. And it truly sets the stage for the rest of my day.
Here are a few tips on how to create a cozy corner in your home:
Add some greenery. Even if you aren’t a green thumb, you can do this: just choose a low maintenance plant, like a succulent or air plant. And if you truly don’t want the responsibility of a real plant, there are some great realistic faux plants out there that will still bring a good vibe to your cozy corner. Greenery is what cozies up a space, and the color brings a soothing element, so don’t skip this one!
Add some form of soft light. This could be in the form of a lamp or a candle, just something to give off a soft glow. The key is to make it beautiful to your particular eye. I fell in love with these candleholders and even when they aren’t lit they bring an element of relaxation and softness to the space.
Add elements that inspire you. This is where your particular style shines, so make this a space that you truly love! You can ask yourself, what inspires me? What makes my soul feel happy? How do I want to start or end each day? This might be a prayer space, photos of your ancestors, a favorite quote or objects you hold dear. I added a journal to mine, because I always feel better when I get my thoughts out, so when I see this journal every day it encourages me to write (even if I don’t actually do it each day).
I chose a zen vibe, but for more ideas, your corner could hold your favorite chair, a bookshelf, a yoga mat, or a clown costume – whatever makes you happy and gives you inspiration to start or end each day is what’s right for your space!
Do you have a cozy corner? What’s in it? Share with me in the comments, I’d love to see!