The word “fort” evokes images of blanket mountains and childhood hideaways. Designer Kelly English is keeping the fort dream alive with her imaginative thickets made from willow branches and other natural materials. We spotted the adorable forts, inspired by her daughter’s creative playtime, on the website Honestly WTF. Naturally, we had to go searching for a few adult-sized versions — something cozy, design-savvy, and fit for a grown-up frame. Here are a few stylish indoor forts that would be perfect for your summer staycation getaway.
Hanna Emelie Ernsting created the Moody Nest, which is basically the greatest blanket fort ever — and cozier than the one you built as a kid. The designer wanted to create something intimate that offered a feeling of security and comfort, but the Moody Nest is still playful.
If we owned one of Alvaro Goula’s cabin-like sofa forts, the Orwell, we would never leave the couch.
The all-in-one fort Idol comes from Michael Tomalik and the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague. “Idol is not just an item of furniture, it is a personal territory,” says the designer. It even has a spot for your books and bottle of wine.
Flexible fort furniture for fun and privacy.
Multiplo allows adults to design their own convertible furniture, including the perfect sunken surfaces for grown-up forts.
From Kumeko, the wooly Snug is a cozy tube of joy that features an adjustable belt for the backrest.
A gorgeous “fort” that will surely remind you of the good old days in your childhood treehouse, this stunning design was featured at HD Buttercup.
The Nest Chair is a simple wooden chassis, topped off with a soft pillow for curl-up comfort. It evokes the warmth and innocence of a fort.
All the Eff needs is your favorite blanket to drape across the top. Made by Italian brand mimodesigngroup, the Eff is filled with duck and goose feathers, and boasts a contrasting, modern piping along the edges.
Part sofa, part cocoon, all fort for you. By Marianne Kleis Jensen.