May 31, 2018

DIY Window Seat/Reading Nook in our Country Cottage Style Master Bedroom

When it come to summer decor, I often crave the addition of more color in our home. I recently switched our bedding back to our patchwork quilt and decided to give our entire room a quick makeover, including adding a light to our DIY window seat/reading nook. I like to play around with switching up my decor but I will always come back to this country cottage look. For me, it just speaks home in a way that no other style does.


I think we all get caught up in trends at times and I certainly never let things stay the same for too long. But I always seem to find myself drawn back to this "homey" style.
When looking through magazines and Instagram, I am always drawn to homes that so obviously represent the people that live in them. I hope my home does that. I am a book lover so these "built-ins" create a reading nook on one wall of our master bedroom. These are actually just old book cases that we connected using an in-stock kitchen cabinet topped with plywood as a bench. 
You can see the entire wall in the picture below. I found the old caged light while spring cleaning one of my closets and thought it would be perfect in my reading nook. I also love all quilted things and found the new navy rosette pillow cover on clearance at Garnet Hill.
I used 2 quilted red and white pillow shams from Pottery Barn to cover the chair. They are simply large euro shams that I placed on the chair and they happen to fit perfectly. This gives the space a temporary new look and I can go back to the yellow fabric that is embroidered with navy blue bees when I tire of the red (which I inevitable will!).
Our front window also has space for a chair and ottoman and is another great place to read. I often escape the chaos of my busy household to read here. :)
Do you also have a personal style that you come back to again and again?

Sources:
Multi Star Patchwork Quilt - Pottery Barn (no longer sold in store but I have seen this sold on eBay)
Small Area Rug by window seat - Target
Blue and white striped throw - Target
Emerson quote pillow - Target
Caged Light - (old) Target
Quilted Rosette Pillow Cover - Garnet Hill
Mountains quote over bed - DIY

8 comments:

  1. Wow!!! All the pops of color are just gorgeous !!! Thank you for sharing !!!!

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  2. Love all the pretty quilts you have Courtney. Love all the color and cozy feeling they give. I see the fur babies are loving this space too. Your reading nook is awesome. Happy Friday. Have a fabulous weekend.
    xoxo
    Kris

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  3. Oh, how cozy!! I love the colors in your bedroom & so glad you are one blogger that has not gone crazy with everything neutral & white. So boring!! The colors just burst happiness & has inspired me to continue quilting. Thank you for sharing!!

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  4. Oh I absolutely love your clever reading window seat idea - looks AWESOME! Everything does!!

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  5. This is such a great idea and use of space, Courtney! I love that you go back to using what you really love. I've learned over the years not to stray too far from the style I feel is ME!

    I could spend hours in that nook or comfy chair, I'm a reader, too. And yeah, quiet is what I crave. :)

    Jane x

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  6. Love everything!! Your doggies are so precious too!!

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  7. This post and these images have made me so happy! We just bought our first home - a small, very Floridian stucco house. I love it. And I'm having such fun finding ways to make it the cozy and warm home I've always dreamed of. Your post gave me such inspiration!

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  8. Amazing room! Place for sitting near the window is my little dream. Always when I'm watching american movie, I want sitting, thinking, reading a book on the windowsill. This room is really inspiring.

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