What a better way to deal with winter than to recreate a cosy and comfortable refuge in a corner of your home? Whether it’s to relax by reading, watching a good movie, listening to music, scrolling your phone or simply taking a nap, we all need a comfort zone in which to chill out. To ensure a total degree of relaxation, a corner of your own where you can disconnect is perfectly suited.
Find the ideal spot
If you are fortunate enough to have a fireplace, it is obviously the most perfect place in the house to create a cosy area during winter. An armchair in the living room or bedroom is no exception. As well as a sofa covered with soft cushions where you can make yourself comfortable. You can also use the cushions as comfy back rests. Opt for a bright corner, for example close to a window, so that you can benefit from the sun’s rays even on dark winter days.
Add some warmth to your refuge
A wool blanket and some pillows are indeed an inviting temptation to snuggle up in your favourite armchair. Don’t forget a lamp with warm and soft light to make your cosy spot in the house even more comfortable. In addition, a small table where you can place hot drinks and treats will make your zen pause truly enjoyable.
How to organise your ambience
One more tip: group everything related to your hobbies into elegant baskets. Books and magazines, tablets, earphones and chargers, pens and crosswords… The options are many, so you can have what you need for your relaxing break at hand in your comfortable corner of the house. Forget about having to walk around the house looking for what you need, with a basket you can combine usefulness and aesthetic sense.
A charming touch for your “nest”
Eyes also want their part in the house, so don’t disregard aesthetics for your comfortable area. Choose blankets and pillows that match the decor of the room. Opt for woolly, soft materials and warm colours to counterbalance the gloomy winter sky and cold weather. Adorn the room with nice green plants or flowers to remind you that spring will soon return – in fact, it is already just around the corner. Last but not least, to add even more warmth, light some candles: scented or unscented, they can bring a hint of magic inside your home even when the weather outside is grey.
And why not a cosy corner in the children’s room?
Children love to play in peace and quiet. If the space in their room allows it, offer them a tepee made of canvas and natural wood where they can let their imagination run wild. Another good idea is an armchair where you can sit down to tell them stories or help them fall asleep. Together with a sideboard to store their favourite books, you’ll see that this will be the ideal place in case of restless nights.