One day I will have a corner that is dedicated solely to reading – or even better, a whole room dedicated to my favourite hobby. Best, of course, when paired with a fireplace and a bit of view…
These stoves are great for warming up a room, from elcune.com
If you don’t have a whole room to dedicate to this, you can of course use your grand staircase to carve out a reading corner, can’t you? From decoratorist.com
If you have a room for a sofa with a warm throw over it, all the better. From Elle Decor.
Somehow, it’s even cosier if you can hide somewhere rather than a wide-open space – so people cannot interrupt you when reading. From housely.com
Quite a maritime feel to this one, and lots of books hidden in every corner, if it were mine. From onekindesign.com
Something to aspire to: an entire reading room, with window-seat, fireplace, comfortable armchairs and lots of bookshelves. Fromhousetohome.com
It appears that the Danish were not even aware that their concept of ‘hygge’ (comfort) is such a big idea until the British started marketing it. And yet the English have a perfectly good word for it as well ‘cosy’. Whatever we choose to call it, the appeal of curling up with candles, fireplaces, blankets and fleeces, books, a view and perhaps a pet or two… well, it’s undeniable. We need this comfort even more in these uncertain times.
Books, views and a stove appear to be indispensable items, from dezeen.com
Wood is a key ingredient. It doesn’t always have to be winter – here is a cosy conservatory in spring/summer. From workdon.com
Stones and bricks also add to the appeal, while bedcovers and pets perfect the look, from Pinterest.
It didn’t originate in Denmark and it’s not a recent phenomenon, as Vita Sackville-West’s study shows. From National Trust website.
Lots of seating for the many friends that you’ll have visiting you, from Country Living.
Cushions, coffee and cakes – the three Cs – are always a good idea, from Pinterest.
The problem is, with such a cosy home, you might never want to get up until spring has well and truly sprung… From Huffington Post.