As temperatures drop, we’re looking to the cozy comforts of home to stay warm. The  good news is that it only takes a few ingredients to create an inviting environment that encourages relaxing nights in. Nothing makes winter more enjoyable than a warm, snug, and comfy home. Beat the winter blues and craft your cozy space before the chill sets in.

Layered Rugs

It might seem a little daunting at first glimpse, but this flexible trend is simple to master. Experiment with different textures, colors, and styles to create a special space. Add extra softness underfoot with a landing spot of doubled rugs next to your bed, entranceway, or anywhere that tends to be chilly, and cuddle up to some floor pillows for extra charm and comfort. Make this look work in your home for added warmth and depth by considering color palettes, scale in patterns, and (mostly) tossing the rules out into the cold.

Featured above: Nanimarquina Knotted Wool Area Rug, One-of-a-Kind Handwoven Himalayan Art Rug, JANUS et CieCapsule Bench

Reading Nook

There’s something so comforting about books. Whether you’re relaxing in a plush chair or an intimate alcove, add one good book and suddenly you’re the newest member of the stay home club. This snug space is incomplete without a hot cup of coffee (or bottle of wine) so you can’t forget side tables to serve as room bookends. Maximize your nook with a tall shelf to get your book collection off the ground, and you’ve mastered the art of library lounging.

Featured above: Kate Spade Russel Armchair, Celerie Kemble Ravenel Bookcase, Modern Square Side Tables

Warm Fireplace

Is anything more cozy than a roaring fireplace? Straight from a luxury chalet to your living room, a fireplace is the perfect focal point for your sweet retreat. Combine with rich and relaxing furniture to cozy into while you take it all in. A large mirror on a mantle adds sparkling drama and a clear fire screen provides all the protection and none of the blockage of the crackling flames. You’ll be rethinking those weekend plans as you’re warming yourself in front of this serene scene.

Featured above: John Lyle Fire Screen, The Adams Company Fireplace Set, Rococo Style Overmantel Mirror

Neutral Living Room

Layering different hues of the same neutral palette is both cozy and chic. Curl up to soft fabrics and warm colors for the most soothing and calming space in your home. A collection of throw pillows and blankets encourages rest and relaxation, while tossing in a few heavy textures adds interest and dimension.

Featured above: Duralee Binx Sleeper Sofa, Bettertex Plaid Throw Pillow, Custom Silk Velvet Throw Pillow, Mohair Throw Blanket, Moroccan Tribal Dowry Chest

A Cozy Glow

Lighting drastically affects the mood and atmosphere of a room. No amount of styling can fix a bright, harshly lit room. Soften with layers of lights for the final touches of your carefully crafted cozy space. Lighting fixtures are key elements of a room so seek out a variety of sizes, heights, and scale to make a subtle statement. Functionality is a must, so don’t forget to mix in some brighter styles for areas that need direct lighting.

Featured above: Kravet Table Lamp, Vagabond VintageSteel Chain Chandelier, Philip Daney Ouverture Floor Lamp

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