7 Ways to Design a Cosy, Comfy Snug
Steal ideas to create a dedicated area in your home where you can read, play, watch TV and totally relax
You can create an intimate chill-out zone when the rest of your space is bright and open by being clever with colour and texture.
The snug in this home, for example, is positioned next to a large glazed door, so it gets plenty of natural light. To make the area feel like a separate TV room, designer Claudia Dorsch painted the walls a dark green-blue and continued this over the ceiling. “It’s so enveloping and cosy to do that,” she explained.
Soft textiles add to the comfy feel, while white walls in front of the snug mark a division between the two areas.
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If you want to encourage kids to spend time in your snug, a bright colour palette could work better than a darker, cocooning scheme.
The designers at Zulufish have chosen exactly that for the owners of this family home. A bright orange sofa and vivid yellow armchair add a fun feel to the space – perfect for creating a welcoming environment for the whole family.
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If you’re lucky enough to have a double reception area, it could make sense to turn one of the spaces into your snug.
In this home designed by LOUD Architecture & Interior Design, the front of the double reception is a stylish living room with furniture positioned around a gorgeous marble fireplace. The rear part of the space has been turned into a snug, where the owners can watch TV.
As there’s a fireplace in the front living room, the designers felt able to remove the one in the snug to create more space. A hinged hallway door could have restricted the size of sofa the owners could fit along the back wall, so the designers came up with a solution: they replaced the hinged door with a pocket one instead.
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Can’t decide on whether an office space, a games area or a snug would be most useful for your home? Depending on the dimensions of your room, you could incorporate all three.
There was enough space to do just that in this home, designed by Studio 28 Interiors. A bespoke storage unit, with a TV bench and bookcase behind, cleverly divides the room to create a cosy seating area with a sofa and beanbags for watching TV and playing video games.
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Even more useful is the fact that the pool table converts into a guest dining table, with benches tucked underneath ready to go.
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An open-plan kitchen-diner could be an ideal spot for squeezing in a chill-out zone, but how do you ensure it feels cosy and separate while still integrating with the rest of the room?
In this space, the team at Elemental Studio have added a TV zone to the end of the run of kitchen units. The cabinetry is designed to both integrate and separate the area from the kitchen. A media unit has the same flat-front look as the kitchen cabinetry, but it’s painted in a grey-pink to differentiate it from the dark grey in the cooking zone.
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When considering the location of your snug, think about how and when you’re going to use the space. For example, if you plan to use it as a creative area during the day, you’ll require access to natural light, but if your aim is to watch TV in the evening, windows might not be necessary.
In this home, designer Yoko Kloeden, has transformed an adjoining garage into a TV and games room. The room is small and dark, but that only adds to its cosy appeal.
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A snug often requires less space than other rooms, as you’re usually only using it for relaxing. Consider adding a stud wall to a larger room to create a peaceful den that you can retreat to.
If you’re worried it will feel too restricted, the size of your doorway is key. A wider entrance will add flexibility to the room and a feeling of space when needed. Here, RUHL STUDIO Architects has installed a bookcase wall, which provides a cavity for a sliding pocket door.
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