Erin Napier's space-saving hack will make your home extra cozy for fall

The HGTV star proves that a bed nook is this season's snuggliest way to create additional storage space

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Erinn Napier is widely known as the co-host of HGTV's Home Town alongside her husband, Ben Napier. The television personality celebrates sweet, Southern style with country-chic and family-friendly interiors.

When she took to Instagram to share the twin bed nook in her home, interior designers became obsessed with how Erin's cozy room design combined a functional, space-saving idea with a cozy, relaxing look.

The photo shows Erin's daughter snuggling with her father, Ben Napier, on her twin mattress tucked into a built-in nook. The walls have charming paneling, while the bed is covered in a sweet blue and red country quilt. A warm light fills the space. Beneath the 'bed,' large drawers provide additional storage. Erin captions the picture: 'I love a nook and a sconce.'

Interior design experts were quick to agree with her and laud the warmth of Erin Napier's small bedroom idea.

Cory Alisa Ferris, principal designer at Cory Alisa Fine Arts and Interior Design says, 'Not only is tucking a bed into a nook a major space saver, it creates an intimate part of the home that undoubtedly brings a sense of whim with its cozy and inviting climb-on-in feel!' She continues, 'A comfy nook to nap, read, or binge a favorite show provides a calm refuge. The additional functionality as a guest bed is a major bonus, especially for small spaces.'

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Cory Alisa Ferris

Cory Alisa Ferris has a background in fine arts including serigraphy,
painting, and lithography. She has worked in prestigious San Francisco Bay Area design firms and worked as part of the Pottery Barn product design team. When it became clear to her that she was most passionate about interior and home design, she founded Cory Alisa Fine Arts & Interior Design.

Simran Kaur adds 'tucking a bed into a nook promotes feelings of safety, groundedness, and coziness- all the essentials for a tranquil doze-off. Being tucked into a cozy corner naturally makes us feel more safe and primed for a good night's sleep.'

Simran Kaur
Simran Kaur

Simran Kaur is a furniture expert from Room You Love, where she helps clients design both functional and beautiful rooms. Her expertise is frequently featured in design publications both nationally and internationally. 

Aside from just being a great cozy bedroom idea, designers admire the functional aspects of this design. 'A nook is a fantastic way to incorporate clever storage solutions. The opportunities are endless depending on the space - niches with shelving, drawers beneath, hanging baskets... be creative!' says interior designer Cory Alisa.

Heirloom Rooms: Soulful Stories of Home by Erin Napier | $23.18 on Amazon

Heirloom Rooms: Soulful Stories of Home by Erin Napier | $23.18 on Amazon

This beautifully-illustrated book (featuring the Heirloom Floral print) is a unique celebration of the homes we live in and love. Erin tells the story of her modern family life – and the days that made her home the place she longs for when she’s away.

For more ways to warm your home up for fall, consider reading our list of ways to make your house look cozy.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.