HOW TO  DECORATE A NOOK 

FIX THE NOOK

 

  • The top of the nook should not be “a ceiling texture”. 

 

  • Skim coating the top with drywall mud to make it smooth. 

 

  • If this isn’t an option for you, simply paint it the same color. The texture will be minimal.
    Scrape popcorn ceiling, do not paint.

 

  • Consider neutralize the yellow honey oak to make it easier to coordinate decor and have a more modern look.

 

  • This homeowner has white interior doors, so I suggest she paint the shelf the same white as the doors.

 

  • Consider painting the nook walls a different color. 

    • A darker shade than walls

    • Or an accent color used throughout your home. This will add interest.

 

FILL THE NOOK

  • Visually fill the space 65- 75%

 

  • Do you like simple look or a layered look?

 

   • Either one larger item or a grouping of 3 of varying shapes and sizes

 

  • Do you have an heirloom/memento or, a hobby (such as traveling)  that would work or you could find a representation of (like a globe)?

 

  • Or simply something that helps create the atmosphere you want: artsy, relaxing, etc.

 

   • A grouping of 3 — vary shapes and sizes

   • If grouping 3 objects, 

    – The tallest should be 75% of nook in height

    – The second thing should be a different shape and 25% of the first thing

    – The third thing should be yet another shape and 25% smaller than the second