It’s pouring outside and I can hear the raindrops make music against my window pane. The sky is dark, and the roars are in sync with the rain. I get some coffee and seat myself on the deewan against the window, huddled up in some cushions and warm yellow light. Nice picture, right?
In today’s fast paced life, everyone loves a little time to unwind and relax. Cozy corners with couches and tea tables make for a perfect escape after a long tiring day at work, to have chai after dinner while reading a book, or to even spend some quality time alone. Let’s look at the different ways of doing up small nooks in your homes.
1. Go Bohemian:
If you have an eye for decor that involves a lot of colour, aztec patterns, and multicoloured mandalas, this is the style for you. Use your imagination with different design elements. Exploit bright fire colours, line your windows with fairy lights and place a dream catcher above your reading couch. You can even add a few rugs and mattresses to give it a cozy feel, and you’ve got yourself a little Bohemian cozy corner!
2. The Urban Corner:
Many homes have perfectly designed living rooms, study areas and bedrooms. But there are always those tiny corners that get left out, that we don’t know what to do with. You can experiment with corners in your study by including bookshelves, and comfortable cushions. Pastel colours work best to keep the look classy. If you have a corner close to a window, don’t shy away from adding mattresses, cushions and even some vibrant potted plants to liven it up.
3. Woody Getaways:
Nothing says cozy better than wood. Wooden furniture, bookshelves, even window panes just instantly warm up a space and beg you to curl up in it! Do up your abandoned corner with earthy, wooden colours like browns, oranges and yellows. Then add some plants, rugs and cushions to make it comfortable, maybe throw in a futon or a beanbag! If you really want to commit, consider having one wall done with exposed brick or granite. And to keep it warm, use yellow light instead of white, it makes a huge difference!
4. Ethnic Lovers:
If you love the ethnic touch, then corners are a great place to add it. To achieve this style, use colours like maroon, orange, mustard, green and rani pink to get that typically Indian, colourful, flamboyant touch. You can flaunt hand embroidered or block printed cushion covers and bolsters. Add lampshades, hand woven table covers, scented candles, lanterns, plants and paintings to complete the look. Cover your tabletops with books or brass motifs. Read Houzify’s features on Kalamkari, Athangudi, Sanjhi and Dokra for more ethnic-touch ideas!
When it comes to a home you’ve done up with time, love and care, it’s important that every nook and cranny is done up beautifully. We hope these ideas to do up those small, sometimes neglected corners can help you with some ideas in your own home! Happy designing!