3 Take Away Tips: Make Home Your Coziest Place to Be

IIt’s this time again, folks! Let the fall nesting begin. I spotted this wonderful piece the other day and immediately fell in love with everything about it. It’s cozy, colorful and so inviting! What cozy tips do we learn from this room that we can apply to our own home?

Here are 3 tips to take away from this comfortable room:


A living anchor piece can bring your piece together.

In this room, the carpet is a living and warm anchoring piece. He motivates the room (so everything feels more comfortable and not like he’s awkwardly floating around the room). It also brings everything together (including the color palette). Beautiful floors don’t necessarily need a rug, but if you want the room to be warmer and more comfortable, a large rug will do! Make sure it’s large enough that the front legs of your furniture (or the entire room) rest on the carpet. This keeps the carpet and furniture connected and comfortable.

There is often a debate as to whether you should choose a rug first or last in a room. I think you can go both ways, a rug can be a statement piece in a space or a cozy base texture that allows other elements to take center stage. It’s yours!

If you like the look of a bold and colorful rug, you can use it as a springboard for your design decisions in the rest of the space. You can extract your palette of fabrics and paint colors from the rug and combine complementary patterns or solids to create a cohesive overall look.

One thing to keep in mind, however. A bold rug is a wonderful and memorable style designer. This may be desirable or seem like a limitation. Rugs can be pricey, so if you decide to go bold, make sure that you like it in the long run or that you are prepared to have to swap them out when you don’t. If a bold rug seems too risky for you, choose something else to make a bold style statement in the room.

Meaningful textures add coziness and coziness.

This bedroom gets some of its comfort from textures, but she also notes that it embodies the comfort found in more personal and relaxed living elements of their style. The room shows the stories and personality of the family. Textures are absolutely wonderful for adding warmth, of course, but when textures are used stereotypically or objects are only introduced for texture, they can actually miss the mark for a lot of people who might want to. of a more meaningful and lived-in inviting space. .

For a while, minimalism was all the rage, perhaps in response to the overflow clutter we all know in the digital and social world. Coming home as our sanctuary has many of us thirsting for more real comfort. Texture is a way to feel comfortable and is a key element in a comfortable room. Less substance and more texture can certainly be beneficial in calming the mind. Still, what causes stress isn’t necessarily just the trick, it’s when we’re surrounded by excessive or unnecessary things that don’t contribute to the quality of our life.

Clutter doesn’t inspire us, but objects can actually make us feel more at home when they are meaningful to us. When you are surrounded by the things you really love and use, the things that tell a story can bring a lot of comfort to our lives. A collection of meaningful textures can bring welcoming coziness to a room! Consider adding books, memorabilia, and personal photos or illustrations.

As many people are now spending more time at home in this pandemic, many have returned to a more creative and personal design style. They crave more color or personality in a space. If maintaining a minimalist style requires careful conservation or formula rules, a room may start to look more like a perfect photo you’ve walked into than a house that invites you to take your shoes off and stay a moment.

You know my personal feeling is that a dog is the best texture in a room.

Small spaces are the most comfortable.

While a large house or a large room can also be comfortable, people are often drawn to small spaces. The narrowest corner of your kitchen? This is where everyone will meet at a party. The small TV room? Groups will gather there and leave the large formal lounge empty. Even if you have a large room, a key to keeping it as comfortable as possible is to bring the furniture together. The furniture should be close enough for a comfortable conversation! You don’t want to yell at the person across the way. Another cozy tip, move furniture closer to the fireplace if there is one in the room. There is nothing more comfortable in the fall and winter than curling up by the fire!

Happy nesting!

Follow my annual Fall Nesting series and get inspiration from previous Fall Nesting series here!

3 tips to take away: make your home your most comfortable place

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