Do you fancy creating your own little corner to sit and read or simply escape from the rest of the world? Carving out your own space couldn’t be easier – you don’t even need to paint a whole wall. With just a little colour you can define a zone within your living room, marking the spot where you nestle down to read, talk on the phone or have a little nap.
Once you've chosen your spot, pick a warm, calm colour such as this soft peachy pink, or perhaps a dusty yellow or a smoky green. Then decide how high you want your colour to go – in this case, it was measured so that the floor lamp would sit comfortably within the painted zone.
To really define your nook, you could even use a thin stripe of colour in a complementary hue to show where the rest of the room ends and your area begins. We used a subtle neutral colour to evoke a contemporary feel – but a brighter hue would work just as well.
To make your space truly cosy, why not try adding a few soft cushions, cosy throws and a tactile rug to bury your toes in. Play with the lighting until it is just how you like it. A floor lamp with a dimmer switch is perfect – it’s a good way to direct light onto your book and you can adjust the brightness to suit your mood.