For me, the word ‘nook’ connotes feelings of warmth, coziness, and comfort. I picture curling up in a nook with a good book and a glass of sauvignon blanc. I think of nooks as places where you can retreat from your everyday life to ponder life’s greatest mysteries, to play a board game, or to simply stare out the window.
Nooks can be a variety of different spaces: a breakfast nook with banquette seating and a table where you can enjoy a fresh cup of coffee, a window seat with fluffy pillows, or a closet that’s been turned into a small bedroom with bunk beds or a daybed.
Every summer my family rents a beach house that has two of the best nooks I’ve ever seen. Nooks are a great way to utilize space (for example, you can turn a spare closet into an office or reading nook or transform that awkward space under your stairs into a bar nook or playroom nook), and this beach house perfectly utilizes every square inch of its floor plan.
Two closet areas have built-in shelves and bunk beds for children to sleep in, however, I love one of the larger nooks so much that I chose to sleep there our entire vacation! It’s so cozy and I can’t wait to be back there in August!
What do you think about nooks? Do you think it’s essential for each home to have some sort of nook whether it be a breakfast nook or reading nook?