Everyone can make a nook for themselves. Whether your nest is large or small, rented or owned, renovated or not -a nook only needs to have a few essential items to make it special. Combine these three elements and I promise you many, many special times of rest, relaxation and recharge.
What Every Nook Needs:
1. Somewhere to sit. You might have a favourite chair or cushion, a bean bag or daybed; maybe even a rug on the floor. Anything that is comfortable and cosy and begs you to sit.
2. Something pretty. We all have things that we own which we love to look at and be surrounded by. An old vase with a bunch of flowers picked from the garden; a photo of someone we love; an ornament or nik nak, a candle….anything that gives us visual pleasure and conjures up feelings of cosiness and contentment.
3. Somewhere to put your cup of tea and chocolate. A table, an old stool, a tea chest, a wooden box, a pile of old books, an upturned metal bucket…anything that will be stable enough to hold your comfort supplies is all you need.
Here are some ideas to get your creative nook-making juices flowing. Now, where else can I make a nook in my nest?……
I love the textures of fabrics and patterns in cushions and coverlets. The layers give a cosy feeling of warmth and are a sure invitation to come and rest. I love the rustic timber of this desk. Rustic, honey-coloured timber, for me is delightful. It’s my favourite timber colour. I’d love this window seat in my nest. It was something I had planned for in the design of our nest but, unfortunately, financial constraints at the time prevented it from being built. One day….