WHAT architecture - Beirutful HouseEclectic Bedroom, London
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Make a reading nookFind a spot in the house where you’re not making the most of the space and turn it into a reading/relaxation nook. Bring in low lights, plus a spotlight for reading, cushions, blankets and a side table on which to rest your cuppa (or glass of wine). If it’s by a window, embrace the natural light, or frame it with draping curtains for extra cosiness.How do you cosy up your home during the winter months? Share your tips in the Comments below.
Soothe your soulOne of the first mantras I learnt is that the ground is always there to support you. So the floor mattress in this dark, cosy room looks like the perfect spot to meditate. Throw in a couple of incense sticks or scented candles and you’ll have made yourself a soothing sanctuary.
Go lowDay beds don’t have to be elevated. This ultra-low Turkish-style day bed has a relaxed, holiday feel, and is brightened up with silky cushions. Its position next to a picture window means it’s a calming spot in which to recline and gaze at the spirit-lifting greenery. Top marks for the low tray table, too, which is ideal for accommodating refreshing glasses of mint tea or an aperitif or two. Explore dressing up a traditional futon for a similar effect.
Cocoon yourself in a window alcoveImagine yourself curled up with a good book in this cosy window alcove. The dark panelled walls and ceiling add a sumptuous richness and, by contrasting with the lighter coloured garden outside, further enhance the view.Get more inspiration for building a wonderful window seat
Keep it calm I love the incredibly serene nature of this low-slung day bed, which exudes a Zen-like calm for an afternoon’s read – with space for two if you fancy some company. Reading lights and piles of cushions at either end only add to the appeal.