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How to create the ultimate nesting nook?

Whether or not you’re ready for it, winter is here in full force. The first frost has come and gone, and some days, we feel as if there are barely even a handful of daylight hours. That means one thing and one thing only: it’s time to hibernate. When the mercury drops, few things are as delightful as cosying up in your favourite nook at home and settling in for a long afternoon. Though many of us have taken a whack at home improvements over the past year (thanks, Corona-induced boredom), there’s still something to be said for maximising your space’s cosy factor. So, we’re leaning in, embracing the idea of winter hibernation and carving out some seriously dreamy nesting nooks.  Want to create your own cosy corner? You can! You simply have to…

Sniff out the ideal secret spot. Even if your home affords little more than the narrowest galley kitchen and space-saving albeit chic Murphy bed, there is bound to be a snug little corner you can take as your own. Find it and lay claim. This is the foundation of your nesting nook.

Consider texture. Remember, this is a place you want to feel warm, content, and cosseted. This is not a spot for sharp edges or austere fabrics. Fill your space with fluffy patchwork sheepskin rugs, bright lambswool blankets, and lots and lots of embroidered pillows. More is more in your nesting nook.

Learn to love a lounger. Sure, funky, geometric chairs have their place in the home, but they are not welcome here. Lounging is the name of the game, so choose your seating accordingly. A cushy upholstered armchair is just the ticket. Bonus points for adding a stylish ottoman so you can really kick up your feet.

Remember the importance of entertainment. We love the idea of curling up for a bit of meditation or to write long, steamy love letters, but let’s face it – it’s 2020, and our attention spans are short. We need a little distraction every now and then, so we make sure to tuck a few books and magazines on a nearby shelf for the moment boredom strikes. Not a reader? Choose a spot near an outlet so you can tote your laptop with you for endless hours of streaming.

Pay attention to lighting. This is a spot to relax, so harsh overhead lighting is a big no-no. The warm glow emanating from a steel and marble floor lamp will certainly set the mood for relaxation, but a few lovely brass oil lamps really take things to the next level.

Take a breath and chill.

Large Sheepskin Patchwork Rug

Large Sheepskin Patchwork Rug

Graanmarkt 13 £1,515

Every sheepskin rug by Belgian designer Carine Boxy is a piece of art and is one of a kind. Her puzzled rugs are the result of her extraordinary sense of contrast and balance. Hand & heart-made in Belgium and naturally died, every rug is super soft and will give your home that extra touch of warmth and cosiness.

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Brown Blue Moon Armchair

Brown Blue Moon Armchair

Hotel Americano £3,365

The structure of the Bluemoon Arcmchair is done in lacquered bronze metal, and the seat in moulded wood. It if further upholstered with leather and fabric and the armrests are covered with leather rope. This unique and comfortable design is brought to life by CoEdition, Paris and is sure to be a perfect choice for those lazy summer afternoons and modern style interior design.

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Lightolight Floor Lamp

Lightolight Floor Lamp

La Maison From £1,836

The Spanish brand, Parachilna, was created from the love of luxury. To them, luxury is about integrity in design, quality materials, and the craftsmanship behind the lamps. They wish to preserve the knowledge and skills that few smiths, glassblowers, and ceramists have today. They co-work with designers from all over the world. They have worked with people such as Jaime Hayon that created Aballs and Chinoz. And the two Shanghai designers, Neri & Hu that created the Bai lamps. From the same collection: Lightolight Wall Lamp

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