4 Ways to Make Your Home More Cozy

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Image: Full House

What makes a living space look and feel cozy? Is it the colors or textures? Is it the materials used in the furniture or on structure pieces? Could it be the flooring? I believe that it can be all of the above and more! With the weather changing and our homes getting chilly, people crave a feeling of coziness and warmth. Here are a few tips to give your home that warmth you deserve this season!

Painting a wall or an entire room a dark, moody color can instantly make a space feel comfortable and pleasant. I would love to curl up with a nice cup of hot tea and read a book in the space seen above.

Cozy Living Texture Mirrors
Image: Domino

What makes this space so warm and inviting? It definitely has something to do with the collection of textured pillows on the sofa. The gallery of mirrors also brings in inviting light that creates a nice ambiance.

Cozy Living Fireplace
Image: Max Kim Bee

Fireplaces play a vital role in creating a comfortable, warm space. Both wood and gas fireplaces give off a beautiful warm glow that only adds to what you’re creating. Candles and dim lighting can also create similar effects. Display a large collection of candles on a buffet or windowsill to create a fireplace look.

Cozy Living Books
Image: The Little House in the City

Why do people love spending time in bookstores and libraries? Because books create an instant inviting, cozy aesthetic. If you don’t have an extensive book collection to display, load up at a used bookstore or thrift store. It’s an easy decorating tip that can make you smarter in the mean time.

What are some of your tricks to create a cozy space?

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Kirsten Grove has always had a passion for interior design. Simply Grove is Kirsten's creative outlet for all things aesthetically beautiful. Started in 2008 as a way to show off eye catching design and decor from all over the world, Simply Grove has become a hang-out for like-minded creatives with a love of interiors and an appetite for design eye-candy. You will also find Kirsten featured in publications and sites like Better Homes and Gardens, Lucky Magazine, RealLiving Magazine, Elle Decor.com, HGTV.com and Design Sponge to just name a few. She was also named one of Babble’s Top 50 Design Mom Bloggers of 2011 and has been a speaker at Alt Summit 2011, 2012 and 2013.