Humans may have more in common with bears than we think. When the temperatures drop, most of us like to hide away until the sun returns. But unlike bears, we prefer to hibernate in cozy corners stacked with blankets rather than deep inside dark caves. From reading nooks made for curling up with a gripping novel to window seats with perfect snowfall views, these are the cozy corners we’re dying to hide in this season.
Bright, white corners flooded with natural light are perfect for beating the winter blues. With neutral colors and warm sheepskin throws, this Scandinavian look makes you feel like you’re soaking up the sun in the dead of winter.
Rustic Western Corners
Filled with animal hides, warm browns and creams, and Navajo-inspired patterns, these cozy corners have the American West written all over them.
In climates that remain balmy through the winter, a cracked window lets a refreshing breeze flow in. But even if you don’t live in the tropics, you can recreate the look in your own nook by using plenty of plant life, worn leathers and terracotta-tinged colors.
Secret Cabin Retreat
You can’t get much cozier than a private, hidden nook in a renovated post and beam barn. We can just imagine closing the doors, curling up with a book, and staring out the window as snow falls over the evergreens.
It doesn’t matter if you’re cuddling up with bae or spending some quality time alone. Decorated with cool, neutral tones and minimal decor, these built-in bays are serene spots to meditate on life.
Avoiding the outdoors isn’t so bad when you can lay back in your custom chaise lounge in a room lined with natural woods. Or if a little more structure suits your fancy, we’re sure the owners of the contemporary, landscape-highlighting space on the right wouldn’t mind if you perched upon their fireside window seat.
Sometimes the best seat in the living room is an alcove in the wall. Upholstered in rich textures with book shelves stacked with reading materials, these niches are anything but ordinary.