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Welcome back to day 21 of our HOME SWEET HOME – 30 Days to Love Your Home series!
Do you have a cozy corner in your home? A place where you can sip your coffee in the morning, with your devotional? A place to drink a quiet glass of wine at the end of the week?
If you don't, today I want you to create such a spot.
What a Cozy Corner is, and What It Is Not
First of all, it's not my intention for you to create a cozy corner to go and hide from the world. It's not a place to banish all the people from. It's not a shed out in the yard.
Not that there is anything wrong with those things, per se.
But that's not my intention here.
I want you to create a cozy corner for yourself, in the midst of your crazy life and home.
Somewhere that your kids can catch you reading your bible. Where they can SEE you take ten minutes to yourself to rest. Where they may even want to snuggle up with you (if they're still little) for a bit of quiet time. Where they will (eventually) learn to just let you be quiet for a few moments.
If your house is at all like ours, your kids inevitably see their mom rushing around picking up, cooking, cleaning or working, working, working. They will see their father getting up early to go to work, working a long day and coming home to help at home with whatever he can. They will see parents who work hard.
If you teach them that your cozy corner is a spot for relaxing and resting, and that rest is good, maybe, just maybe they won't feel like they have to continue this world's current frenetic pace of busy-ness at all costs.
How to Create a Cozy Corner
So, how do you create a cozy corner? It's pretty easy. You probably already have all the things you need to do it.
1. A place to sit
You should choose somewhere comfortable. A cushy, comfy chair. Maybe even an armchair by the fireplace.
2. A throw pillow or two
Of course, the serves to make your cozy corner look inviting. But it can also make you more comfortable – especially if it's a down filled throw pillow. (No worries, you can pick them up cheap here.)
3. A place to put down your drink
Whether it's your morning coffee or a weekend glass of wine, you need to have somewhere within arm's reach to set down your mug/glass. This could be a table or an armchair drink rest like we created for our Ikea armchairs.
4. A throw blanket
This isn't a must have, but it sure makes a cozy corner much more cozy. Choose something soft and fluffy for the winter months and something light and perhaps made of cotton for the summer.
5. A place to put up your feet
If your seating option doesn't include room to put up your feet (like a sectional or a chaise), make sure you grab a pouf our ottoman for your feet. This isn't the time to be sitting all posture-perfect. Let your hair down, put your feet up.
If you don't already have a special cozy corner, I want you to create one. If you have one, revisit it and make sure it's somewhere you want to spend a little time getting refreshed. Then use it for at least 10 minutes a day for the next few days. Rest is good, busy Momma!
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