This post was originally published in May 2020. It has been updated with Canva stock imagery and new descriptions since then.
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.
shop my master bedroom reading nook
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.