Every woman needs a place that is all her own. Whether it is an entire room dedicated for her pretty things and pursuits or just a corner in the family room, it should be a place that is feminine and beautiful... a place where she can be peaceful, productive, or both. Whatever strikes her fancy!
When creating a space like this for yourself, consider all of your senses. Make sure that there is something in within your reach that celebrates your senses of smell, touch, taste, hearing,and sight. Consider what you will be doing in your little alcove. Will you be reading? Crafting? Dreaming? Primping? What kind of space do can you find to accommodate your pursuits? What treasures are already in your home that can be used to create this retreat?
If you are looking for a spot to read, for instance, is there a corner (perhaps by a window) where you can bring a plump armchair? Will a small table fit nearby? Perhaps you can add a footstool and a cozy throw that can be artfully tossed over the back of the chair for easy access. A lamp is vital for the table as well as a few pretty touches - a lacy doily, a dear little picture, and several blooms in a vase. Once you are ready for a few minutes of solitude, gather up a book and a snack and head to *your* spot in the house!