Have you been longing to add an extra dose of cozy to your home?
There’s never been a better time to create your dream living space. With everyone spending copious amounts of time indoors, I feel as though we’re all craving that extra level of comfort. Over the past couple of years, I’ve worked to transform our townhouse into a bright and beautiful, modern bohemian home. One corner at a time, it has become my happy place, and my most recent accomplishment has been my reading nook in the master bedroom.
I had the idea to purchase an armchair for a corner of this room before we even really began to decorate. I even included it in our moodboard! After I got my hands on the perfect faux fiddle fig, I began to see the little book nook come together piece-by-piece. It’s not 100% complete quite yet, but it’s close enough that I wanted to share it with you, in case you’re searching for some cozy indoor inspiration.
similar chair // similar fiddle fig // similar wall art // similar elephant figurine // similar basket // cushion // similar table // restored vintage rug c/o Revival Rugs
10 Items to Buy Right Now for the Ultimate Cozy Home
I’ve worked my hardest to create the coziest of all living spaces. These are the products I make sure to have in nearly every room of my townhouse.
Whether you’re willing to invest in a restored vintage rug, or you’re looking for something that’s slightly more budget-friendly, there are tons of fantastic rug options that are sure to brighten up your home!
For quite some time, I had it in mind to purchase a vibrant turquoise armchair. However, after adding the gallery wall above our bed, the throw pillows, and the rug – which all included brighter teal hues – I knew I wanted something more muted. I went for a classic charcoal gray, and I love it! I curl up here every single evening to read before bed.
You can use baskets for so many different purposes. Put a potted plant inside, stuff pillows in them, or keep knick-knacks out of the way. Baskets are incredibly useful and they make great decor!
What better way to set a cozy mood than by lighting a sweet-smelling candle. I typically reach for baked good scents or even spicy ones (like cinnamon). I’m allergic to soy, so I stick with classic paraffin wax.
No cozy space is complete without a steaming hot cuppa. I know there are plenty of people who prefer tea, or would rather just have a glass of water, but I’m a coffee-holic, and can’t imagine settling in without my mug of joe.
Not into candles? That’s okay – diffusers are an excellent option, and they promote excellent health! I diffuse thieves and orange for a fabulous wassail scent, or you can burn a few drops of lavender and lemon for something bright, yet calming!
I specifically say fake plants because not all of us have a green thumb. I have what you would call a black thumb, and kill every plant I touch. Yes, even the “un-killable” ones like succulents and cacti. Therefore, I recommend faux plants to add a dose of green without all the extra effort.
lights and tech
The right lighting makes a massive difference in any space. I can’t stand overhead lights, so I always make sure to have a warmly-lit table lamp nearby. I know some people prefer standing lamps, especially in a reading nook, so I’ve included a few of those as well. In addition, I enjoy jazz or lo-fi music to set the mood, and I typically utilize my Google Home for all of that. It’s also great to have on-hand if you want to ask about the weather or find out the definition of a work in your current novel.
I feel like these last two are mega “DUH” items. Not only do pillows make things more comfortable, but they can create a statement as well. Whether that statement is “don’t you squish me” or “read this witty phrase,” it doesn’t matter! Have fun with them and let them reflect your personality.
I can’t imagine snuggling up in my armchair without my weighted blanket or chenille throw. They instantly make any place a little cozier, and they keep you warm too. It’s the best of both worlds.