the rules for working with odd room shapes
If, like Kate and Jon, your home has non-square rooms, enlist a cabinetmaker to build some joinery, such as a window seat or shelving, to fill unusable corners.
If you’re renting, look around for freestanding storage options to fill awkward voids – think storage trunks, bookcases or a trolley on wheels.
Make a decorative feature of your nook by using it as a backdrop to showcase a piece of art, potted plant or a favourite piece of furniture.
Visually, it’s important to keep these nooks cohesive with the rest of your home, so paint them the same colour as the other walls.
Set the mood “We wanted to keep our bedroom comfortable but moody, with lots of soft linen and lighting,” says Kate, who chose linen from In Bed. The in-built window seat has storage underneath and is a favourite spot to sit and look out over the trees.