Nooks and Crannies


Do you ever just feel like you need to escape sometimes?  We all know the feeling: like you just need a little hideaway to curl up in with a good book, away from the rest of the world.  Not forever, just for a little while… in a space that is comfortable, calming, unique and special.

When you imagine your happy hideaway, do you picture it in the attic or a closet?  Probably not.  You probably conjure up dreams of deserted islands, tiny forest cottages, and other faraway fantasies, but you just might change your mind when you see some of our favorite in-home nooks and crannies.  The best thing about these special spots is that you don’t have to undergo a major remodel to achieve one.  In fact, you can create a super relaxing room of your own with almost any extra space you might have available… the more obscure and hidden in the house, the better.

Have an empty attic or crawl space?  We love these cozy hidden gems:

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Image via Houzz

What about a hall closet or pantry?

Image via Cheez Burger

Image via Joie De Vivre

You can even make a special reading nook right in plain sight… it could even be your own BEDROOM!

Image via R&R corner

There are a few important elements to keep in mind when creating your in-home escape.

  • Comfort is key.  Fill your cranny with pillows, blankets, bean bags, etc… as many as you can, floor to ceiling if you have to!
  • Style it up.  This is your very own special space, and you want it to be a calm, happy place to be.  If it’s filled with things that you absolutely love, then you will love escaping to it!
  • Function.  Make sure that you can actually use the space (i.e. you’re not trying to relax or de-stress in a 2×2 broom closet).  If your room is windowless, consider adding some extra lights to the room.  Unless you want to sit in the dark, and then that is up to you.

There are so many ways to make a special little nook in your home, if you need help with ideas, feel free to ask!  You can find us on Facebook, or at our showroom (where we have LOTS of hideaway friendly furniture and accessories.

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