What is a snug? Our guide to the cosiest room in the house and how to create one

snug living room with woodburning stove
(Image credit: ACR Stoves)

What is a snug? It is a term being seen more and more often in the world of homes and interiors and if you love the idea of a space dedicated entirely to relaxation and comfort, then it could be just the thing you have been after.

In the same way that modern living room ideas need careful planning to work, the design of a snug also needs to be properly thought out, from the way it will be lit to the colours used to decorate the walls and in soft furnishings.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.