It’s hard to resist a cozy space. Our living room now has a new cozy corner and I’m sharing how you can easily create a cozy corner in your own home!
Hello friends! I had planned on sharing an antique dresser makeover with you today, but I haven’t finished it quite yet. Honestly, we’ve been spending a lot of extra time on ancestry.com. Josh and I both have had the best time running down family members and building our family trees. If you haven’t ever checked it out, I highly recommend it.
Instead of sharing a dresser makeover, I’m sharing this cozy corner in our living room! A couple of weeks ago I picked up a late Christmas present from my mom – this early American table. It fits this corner perfectly and I love the warmth it has added to this room.
The drop leaf table that used to be in this spot has been in our TV room. In November I had to move it for our Christmas tree and I loved it there so much that I couldn’t bring myself to move it back. This left this corner a little empty and I’ve been on the hunt for something to replace the drop leaf table ever since. As soon as I spotted this little guy at a local antique store in Woodstock, Ga. a few weeks ago, I knew it was the perfect piece!
How cute are those lines? I fell in love with the side edging right away. The bottom shelf is perfect for holding some of our board games. It fits the wall so well it’s as though it was made for it.
I’ve had a lot of fun styling it with a few of my favorite things. Not too long ago, I picked up a long, narrow basket at a local shop to hold magazines in this room, but I didn’t have the right table at the time to put it on. I love that it fits this table perfectly!
I also spent last week swapping out family photos in the frames in our living room and in our den. I just wish I swapped them out more often, but time always seems to get away from me. Swapping out photos is such a great way to freshen up a room on the cheap. You can update them to reflect the season or as your children and family grow. I like to have a mix of old and new photos sitting around.
Create A Cozy Corner
- Creating a cozy corner doesn’t require much. A cozy armchair is a great place to start. This vintage Ethan Allen was purchased on the FB marketplace for $40.
- A nice accent table to place a lamp with a pleated lampshade in a fun fabric (Here’s my DIY pleated lampshade how-to), a plant and a stack of books is a must.
- Throw in some soft linens, like a throw and a pretty pillow, and you’re all set! These days I’m making a lot of my pillow covers myself using my pillow tutorial here, but I also purchase some as well. You can find my favorite place to shop for pillow covers here.
- Photos of family and friends adds a personal touch that makes the room feel warm and inviting.
After all, you want a space that is lived in, not just styled for perfection. It also has to be practical in our home. With a 9 year old son and a playful puppy, things can get messy quickly. We have to have places to store our everyday items and yet still look beautiful. I love that this table does just that!
Each little corner of our home is slowly coming together. I love that we’ve been in this house for over 6 years and there’s still areas to decorate and tweak. I suppose that once it’s done, I’ll need to start all over. I’m sure Josh just loves the thought of that, ha!
I hope you all have a great rest of the week and weekend, friends!
Karen B. says
This is very pretty and very inviting. A nice place to take a break and sip a cup of tea/coffee, while catching up on the latest magazine of choice. Everyone could use a cozy corner. 😊
Thank you so much Karen! We spent a lot of time this past winter curled up in that chair with a book. I wish we could have had a few more cooler days, so we could have used the fireplace a little more. A cozy chair, a good book and a roaring fire = perfection!
Kathy M. says
I think your new cozy corner reading nook is just perfect. I really like your little table and the bottom shelf adds a bit more storage. It gives you a place to sit and read or just daydream.
Thanks Kathy! I completely agree. It’s working even better than the first table with its lower shelf. There’s more storage, like you said and more storage was needed in this room.
Absolutely gorgeous! It literally made my heart skip a beat when I saw it. Hugs to you.
So cozy! Love everything about it!
Karen K from Buffalo says
Was wondering where you got that wonderful topiary. It is like the perfect size & goes so well in your cozy corner!
May I ask where in Woodstock you found this adorable table? I’m new to this area and would love any recommendations from a local antiquer as to where to shop! Thanks so much!
Love this cosy, welcoming corner. It is so nice to see this English country style. It is my favourite and certainly works with your home’s style. I was never a fan of the minimalist hotel look and really missed the pretty look of English country design. You have done a great job, love everything especially family photos and botanical prints.
Love your blog. You really have an eye for great pieces.