Can you believe we’re in August? It feels like summer is slipping between our fingers, just when we were getting comfortable with the lazier part of the season. Swim season is over and many of us are planning our beach vacations. It’s the perfect time to create a summer nook that can transition into the colder seasons to enjoy a glass of iced tea, or a hot mug of cocoa when the time comes!

Think about what you want for your nook; do you want to look out the window? Do you want it to be in a quieter part of the house? Do you want it to be more cave-like than sunny nook? What you want from your private space will determine where you place it. Some examples of space is a corner in the basement, a quiet part of a sunroom, an unused closet, a part of the outdoors that sees a hutchison_pic_3lot of shade, or an unused portion of your dining room beside a window.

Once you determine what you want, you can then decide whether you want it to be a completely separated space, or if you want it to blend in with the rest of your home.  To blend the nook with the rest of your home, stick to the same color scheme or style. if you want to area to maintain a little privacy, use a stylish drape or unique bi-fold.

Use pillows and a bench to start, with a side table, or foot rest to use for drinks or books. Add drawing pads and even a place for snacks!

Lighting should match the mood; if you want your area to be dimly lit, choose soft lighting, maybe a stylish lamp. If you want there to be natural lighting, use a space that maximizes sunlight. If the area you are using is an actual cove, you can hang a small chandelier to give the space a lush look.

If your floors are in need of a change, you can incorporate the new flooring with your new nook! Follow the pattern of flooring up the wall or create a whole new design with flooring on the accentDave-s-basement-design-pic wall! If the design fits, you can add a different type of flooring to the area your nook will be in, which makes the space permanent and separate from the rest of the room/space.

If you have the idea, but don’t know where to start, ask one of our many designers to create the look you want with the perfect flooring, and paint color pairing.  Make your appointment today!