A window nook is the perfect place for some much-needed peace and tranquillity in your home, and can be a really interesting hide-away feature. If you’re unfamiliar with the idea, or would like some tips on how to create the ideal haven for reading and relaxing, we’ve provided a guide to get the inspiration flowing.
Aim for a quieter part of your home
The main aim for a relaxing window nook is that it’s just that…relaxing! So creating it in your child’s playroom probably won’t fulfil your desires. However, don’t assume they have to be restricted to living rooms, dining rooms or bedrooms. You can create really unique ones in equally unique spaces, such as hallways, and even by transforming a large closet into one!
Keep things minimal
If you’re embarking on the project as a place for yourself to unwind, keep things simple so that the space is as tranquil and calming as possible. Opt for calming colours such as turquoise and pastels, and use gentle fabrics such as rich cotton and silk. Keep any surrounding shelves uncluttered, and avoid using overly ‘busy’ patterns and fabrics. Instead, opt for window seats with hidden storage to keep maintain the relaxed atmosphere. This is also a great way to keep an otherwise old-fashioned concept modern and up to date.
Think about the shape you want to achieve
There are many different options available, depending mainly on your type of window and the size of your space. If you’re looking for replacement windows and want to work this project around them, visit sites like www.anglianhome.co.uk to give you a better idea of what’s available, to show you what looks you can achieve. Bay windows in particular are a great choice for a reading nook, as well as looking effortlessly classic and elegant from the outside of your home. Be sure to complement the bench furnishings with your curtains though, to ensure an aspect of harmony is created.
Create one for your children
Your kids will love the idea of having a special, private place to do their reading and homework, so if they have the ideal window in their room, why not make a nook for them? Keep things playful and fun, with brighter colours and soft toys, and make sure it’s nice and cosy with squishy cushions to encourage hours of homework!
Install a window nook where space is limited
If you have a smaller bedroom and want to optimise your space, windows nooks are perfect as they provide at least two extra seats for the room, and with the right furniture, extra storage and display space. Ensure that the decor matches with the rest of your bedroom interior, but feel free to be a bit creative and imaginative with your choice of colouring, as you will want to draw attention and accentuate the extra space. Choose shelves around the window seat to create the perfect space to keep all of your books and other important things, as well as keeping your bedroom organised and clutter-free.