Quiet Reading Nook traditional hall

Whether for art, a bed, a chair, a tub or any other reason, alcoves provide those special spaces that give us a place to rest, recharge and get “away.” Sometimes these spaces are carved out of leftover spaces, like the underside of a roof in a Cape Cod styled house. Sometimes these are “found” spaces like reusing the area below the stairway. And sometimes these are bump-outs added to provide a space for a cherished work of art.

Follow the slideshow for inspiration to transform these little spaces into truly special places in your home.