We loved them as kids. Small spaces we snuggled into to read a book. Or just nap. Or stair up at blue skies and starry nights. Good news! Curl up spaces are making a comeback. As a matter of fact, curl up spaces are making their way back into house plans and interior design. You can see them in different styles and shapes in many of today’s most popular magazines and television shows. With a little imagination you can create some curl up spaces in your home for you and your family to enjoy. You’ll love these small cozy spaces on cold winter days. Or as a cool spot in summer. Here are our suggestions.
Curl Up in a Bay Window
Bay windows are wasted space if you don’t have a window box or some other type of comfortable seating. Have your local handyman build you a custom made window box with storage. Make it just a few feet deep. Add a seat cushion with a fabric you love. Toss in some pillows and a cashmere blanket. Instant curl up space. Smart homeowners are getting their window seats made with hinged lids for extra storage on days you want to tuck away the cushions, table covers and blankets
Curl Up on a Stair Landing
The top of the stairs can often be dead space. Turn that bare spot into a cozy nook that you can enjoy in comfort. Bring in a settee or an overstuffed chair. An unusual end table with book storage underneath would really be welcoming. Keep the ambiance in your curl up space by adding a slender floor lamp. Or for larger stair landings you could add a small daybed for a fun and funky coziness. The sky is the limit with this great idea.
Curl Up In Your Guest Bedroom
Guest bedrooms are rarely used unless, well, we have a guest. But use that space more than sparingly. Add a comfortable sitting chair in a corner of the room. Add texture to your curl up space by adding a small textured shag rug. Drape a comfy throw over the chair. Your curl up space will be its most cozy if you create it by a window. Windows are important features for a thoughtful, day dreaming spot.
Curl Up In a Nook
Look for spots in your home close to a window that won’t obstruct walkthroughs. You might find a curl up nook in your living room or dining room. Look for spots that receive lots of sunlight. (Who doesn’t love basking in the warm sun?) Add some comfortable seating with lots of cozy touches.
With a little love and creativity, you can create some inviting small places in your home.