Why You Need a Nook: 7 Snug Ideas For Small Spaces

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Why are nooks and dens just about the coolest things since sliced bread? On top of being delightful words, they can be pretty extraordinary additions to a home. Nooks are practical, cosy, space-efficient, beautiful and have just the right amount of fairytale glamour without being tacky or overwhelming - much like window seats and secret passageways. They’re a great spot to curl up in during winter with a hot drink and a good book. Best of all, they’re tremendously versatile remodels to tackle and can be as simple as putting up a single curtain or as elaborate as a complete interior overhaul with rewiring and wall demolition. Here we bring you a selection of the cosiest hideyholes and 7 ways they can be incorporated into a home.


Nooks for reading

This is the timeless classic - there’s nothing like having a book nook tucked away in a library, bedroom or home office, free from the clutter of everyday life and preferably adorned with lots of fluffy pillows.

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Nooks for kids

Having a little area put aside for relaxation and as a time-out space is a great idea for kids, rather like an indoor cubbyhouse. As well as encouraging reading, these creative nooks will provide hours of fun for kids with growing imaginations.

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Nooks for small interiors

Creating your own nook can be a humble project - living in a smaller home is certainly no obstacle. Nooks can fit into unusual spaces, like under stairs or at the end of hallways, and won’t be as much an imposition as you might expect.


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Nooks for entertaining

On the other hand, nooks can make great areas for entertaining guests. Think children’s slumber parties, games nights and built-in booths, ideal for a little wine and cheese.


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Nooks for reclaiming attic space

Converting old attic space is a hugely popular DIY renovation project and one that certainly abounds on the internet. And why not? Making use of this otherwise wasted area is an admirable pursuit and the possibilities really are endless.

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Nooks for sleeping

Thanks primarily to Scandinavian design, alcove beds become more beautiful every year. Using a nook as your sleeping space will have you feeling completely cut off from the world - it’s a gorgeously intimate way to furnish your bedroom.

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Nooks for the great outdoors

This is the ultimate combo for tranquility - combining a cosy den with the charm of the outdoor air is a perfect way to relax and unwind. These make great DIY projects, whether you’re designing a cubbyhouse, furnishing a patio or simply looking for somewhere to plonk that spare couch.

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Have these given you something to nook forward to? Our helpful handymen should be able to point you in the right direction for crafting your own beautiful den.



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