When Matt and I were doing long distance, apparently I went a little overboard with the girly decor on our new home. If you saw my reveal of our guest bedroom, you know what I mean. Pink velvet pillows? Still one of my favorite home decor purchases to date! Matt didn’t seem to mind either (except for the fact he hates how many accent pillows I have – more on that here). That was, until we had company…
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!
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!
This is one of the projects I have been most excited to share! When we first found out we were changing apartments (and moving cross-country), I knew I wanted to have a little more space. Most importantly, a place for visitors to stay that didn’t consist of sleeping on the couch. With that in mind, I set off to design a guest bedroom that could double as my office. Keep scrolling to see the results!