Let’s talk about how to style a cozy corner. For those of us still living in an apartment, real estate is limited. Literally. So while we might not be able to redesign a bedroom every month, we can take on a smaller project. One of my favorite spaces to create is a cozy corner. How many of you like to curl up in a cozy chair with a good book? Or maybe you use this chair as a depository for all your clothing (like me). Either way, taking a small part of any room and turning it into an inviting area is a way to refresh your decor.
Here are the basic elements that I used to create this space in our second bedroom! I first got the idea while browsing chairs at Kathy Kuo. If you’re new to Kathy Kuo Home, take a look at their blog. I guarantee you will fall in love after one post. They’re launching a design service this summer where you can get tips directly from their team of designers! Meanwhile, there are lots of great tips you can take and repurpose toward whatever home improvement project you happen to be working on. There are also tons of styles from French Country to Modern. Every piece is hand selected by their product team in person so you know the quality is there.
There are so many stunning pieces that sparked an itch to create more home content. I’m always switching up (small) things around the house so I don’t get bored. If you missed our living room refresh for spring, you can check it out here. Lots of color in that one! Read on for my cozy corner essentials!
This is big guys! I finally incorporated color into our home! As a self-proclaimed lover of neutrals (have you seen our master and guest bedroom?), this was a step slightly outside my comfort zone. However, once I saw these blue pillows in our living room, I saw that I’ve clearly been missing out! How perfect are these shades of blue for spring?
Whenever I bring another candle into the house, Matt rolls his eyes. I’ve tried to stealthily order them online and place them in a corner but he always notices. I can’t help it! They make your home feel so cozy. My favorite candle of all time is Capri Blue’s Iridescent Jar Candle (seen here and here). It’s incredibly gorgeous and the smell is so good. So good. When I found out that Capri Blue was the official home fragrance of NYFW: The Shows, I had to have them!
When Matt and I first moved in together, we had a lengthy conversation about what color duvet color to get. Finally, I sent him one options and gave him the choice between grey and white. I loved the white. Of course, he picked grey. Since our relationship was still new, I (of course) abided by his decision. But every day I looked at that grey duvet cover, I wished it had been white. White bedding just brightens up a room better! Just take one look at this quilt from Home Decorators. Plus, it’s less masculine. No wonder he didn’t pick it!