Decorating nooks and corners with global style is easy! Check out these global style tips for your nooks and corners.
Thank you all so much for your wonderful feedback on the first Global Decor Made Easy post. I’m so glad you liked the post and enjoy the new series. Today we’re tackling nooks and corners! One of the most difficult aspects I found in decorating were the corners of the room. My spaces are not large and most of the furniture takes up the floor space, so decorating nooks and corners takes a tiny bit of planning. Too many items can make the corner space look cluttered and too little can break up the vibe of the entire room. I gave my family room nook a little update for the early fall to demonstrate the importance of good nook decor.
Recommended: Check out my tips for styling an early fall dining room vignette too!
Decorating Nooks and Corners
Probably the most important aspect of decorating a nook area is deciding on it’s purpose. What do you intend to use the nook or corner for? Is it for pure aesthetics or will your space have a purpose? Most nooks and corners in our home are for reading. I love to sit in my living room nook and sip my morning coffee before the kids wake up. During the evening, the kids sit in our family room corner nook to play with their tablets or read books. So, I needed an area that was comfortable, family centered, and good for reading.
Choosing The Right Nook Chair
I have literally changed out the chair in this nook 10 times. I keep swapping chairs trying to find a nice sized chair that fits our small family room, but still makes a statement. I recently swapped out the green barrel back chair for this yellow midcentury modern style chair from Chi Chi’s boho room. The bright yellow color offsets the rest of the neutral colors in the family room (stay tuned for a full room tour for fall!). The height of the chair is perfect since it’s the approximate height of the sofas and midway up from the fireplace to the left of it. Now, all that remains is the decor!
Global Decor Accessories
The frosting on the cake is the accessorizing here. Remember all the tips from the first Global Decor Made Easy post when decorating your nook. You can see those tips again here. I used a serape blanket pillow to compliment the yellow chair and added a few baskets with plants. The third basket I just picked up from Joann Fabrics this weekend. They are having a big sale on summer decor and these baskets are perfection. Add a few cozy touches for the fall like a velvety blanket on your chair and sheep hide rug inside a basket. I also placed my DIY African glass bead garland for a pop of color against the white hide.
Wall Nook Decorating Ideas
The wall space around your nook will make or break your nook. The warmness and coziness of a corner is created by the seating as well as the wall decor around the area. I added a couple new family photos to my gallery wall along with my DIY tray wreath. I have a slight opening behind the chair for a floor lamp that I’m hoping to score this week. I saw a beautiful brass floor lamp at the thrift store and I passed on it. Now, 3 days later I’m regretting that decision and hoping it’s still there today. Fingers crossed!!!
I transformed this space in about 10 minutes and I’m loving the colorful global style created in our family room. You can create your own global style nook and corner this week. Shop your home for the best chair and global accessories when decorating nooks and corners to keep it budget friendly. I’d love to see it when you do. Feel free to tag me on Instagram or send me an email with your decorating nook! Remember that global style decorating is easy once you start. Happy decorating!
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