12 cozy corner ideas for your home to curl up in

Small nooks, niches and awkward corners in a room sometimes present a design challenge, but turning them into cozy, self-contained spaces can be a great way to make them work. Whether you want a cozy corner to perch with a coffee, read a book, or work in, there are plenty of ways to make these spaces work.

And, of course, every room has corners, so there are opportunities to include these cocooning spaces in bedrooms, the dining room, the kitchen, or the living room. Here are some of our favorite ideas. 

Aditi Sharma Maheshwari

Aditi Sharma Maheshwari

Aditi is an experienced homes writer and editor. She has written hundreds of articles for various international titles helping readers make the best home design choices, and spends her days interviewing interiors industry experts to bring the latest ideas to her readers. For this piece she spoke to the world’s best designers to learn ways to decorate and make the most of corners.

12 cozy corner ideas 

1. Turn a corner into an indoor/outdoor space 

a dining under a skylight

(Image credit: Timmins + Whyte. Photo credit Tatjana Plitt)

Some nooks are tucked away in back corners, while others are situated with a view outside. In this project, architects Timmins + Whyte designed this glass addition to create the perfect corner to relax in, overlooking the backyard. ‘We introduced a semi-outdoor space, along with a large glass window sliced from ceiling to floor, all drawing light deeper into the home,’ says Sally Timmins, founder of Timmins + Whyte (opens in new tab). ‘A small seating nook was created to help enjoy the views while being warm inside.’