by Tom Kaneko Design & Architecture

10 dreamy nooks and corners perfect for small homes

April Kennedy April Kennedy
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Cosy nooks and corners have a very special place in any home. They are places to read, daydream, snuggle with a loved one or simply curl up for a good nap. Perhaps this is because there is something totally nurturing and comfy about being in a little place where no one can creep up on you unannounced.

So where is the best place to set up your cosy little nest? Well, of course it pays to get creative because a little nook can be rustled up in all sorts of weird and wonderful places in the living room or hallway. For inspiration, come with us to check out 10 dreamy nooks and corners! What's more, they're perfect for small homes.

1. A window seat with tropical hints

This little window seat looks like the perfect place to enjoy a bit of greenery from the comfort of your home. The small dimensions make it totally cute and comfy. 

2. A cosy little spot at the bottom of the stairs

modern Living room by Marion Rocher
Marion Rocher

Coin bibliothèque

Marion Rocher

This little Parisian apartment shows how even an improvised or temporary reading nook can be set up. All you need are a bunch of comfy cushions and a little side lamp. Something like this could even be created under the stairs.

3. A secret little loft

minimalistic Study/office by phantastischlerei
phantastischlerei

Bücherregal unter Hochbett

phantastischlerei

If you have tall ceilings, why not create a little platform nook or secret loft like this. It's the perfect place to hideaway and disappear into a book for a few hours. There's no standing room, but that just adds to the appeal.

4. The reading corner emblazoned with patterns

tropical Bedroom by Pixers
Pixers

Green&Yellow

Pixers

If you don't have a natural little nook in the home, you can always create the illusion of one with some wallpaper or wall treatments and some colourful fabrics in a corner of the hallway. The key to cosy is texture and variety, so don't be afraid to mix patterns and colours.

5. A classic reading corner

A classic comfy corner generally has something that lifts it beyond the mundane. Houseplants, aquariums and terrariums are good possibilities to consider. This is because natural elements generally encourage us to relax and dream.

6. The coolest little platform nook

This little platform is definitely one of the coolest nooks we've seen. Most architects would have just turned it into a storage space, but we reckon this adds far more value to the home.

7. The secret corner you just make happen

eclectic Nursery/kid’s room by raumatmosphäre pantanella
raumatmosphäre pantanella

Kinder-Kuschel-Zone auf dem Spitzboden

raumatmosphäre pantanella

If you don't have a natural nook or cool corner in the home, you can always create one with some fabric. This attic bedroom has a rather dreamy white tent that is sure to appeal to young and old alike.

8. A classic English corner

classic Kitchen by Floors of Stone Ltd
Floors of Stone Ltd

Dijon Tumbled Limestone—Window Seat

Floors of Stone Ltd

This English home has a corner window seat that could easily work as a breakfast nook. The pretty windows and wood paneling give it a classic look.

9. The smart hallway nook

modern Living room by Livarea
Livarea

Joint Venture Regalsystem

Livarea

We like this little hallway nook because it's been created from almost nothing. The small platform creates a great little rise and the simple minimalist bench fits snugly within the added space.

10. A corner with splashy appeal

The simplest corner of the home should never look ordinary or boring. Just check out this tropically themed corner. Houseplants with great lines and a few unexpected decorations make it completely unique.

For more small home ideas, have a look at 7 home staging tricks to make the most of your small flat.

Which of these nooks or corners has you captivated?
modern Houses by Casas inHAUS

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