Friday, September 27, 2013

Craving A Little Coziness

 



MARTHA MOMENTS: Remembering: Great American Wreaths- Cotton Blossom Wreath
What makes you feel cozy in the cooler months? I think it varies in different parts of the country as well as from person to person.

sitting nook + wall color

Today I am going to show you some rooms that evoke, warmth, coziness, and just feel inviting to me.

Study the images, and see if you can find something that you might like to add to your own homes.

I will try to point out what I was attracted to in the images, or what is inspiring me as we go along.

❤ Cozy

A cozy cable knit throw, soft puffy pillows, and candles grouped in a glass cube make this room have such a warm and welcoming feel.

I was inspired by the glass cube full of candles. Notice, nothing fancy, just pure, simple comfort.

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Stacks of books always add warmth to a room. Notice the tea pot on the little side table in the background.

There is not a lot going on in this room,yet it makes you want to come in, sit down, and pick up one of those books and slowly turn the pages.

/warm wood tones and green, cozy setting
The lighting in this rom adds such a beautiful glow, as well as the natural light coming in the room.

I have read that some designers like to have their chandeliers, and sconces on even in the day time.

Personally I like to have certain lights in my own home on during the day. It  gives a nice glow to the room. Lights, and plants will always add life, and warmth to a room.

Try it! For ambient lighting I use small 7.5 watt refrigertor lights in my accent lamps. They give off a wonderful candle glow light.

Dimmers are also very helpful to lower the wattage and give off a warm candle glow.

.Cozy dining room layered artwork, lantern, Windsor chairs.

Warm woods, family photos, fresh fruit, and flowers will always make any room inviting.

.nice cozy corner to read in.

Most of the images I have shown you have been with a fireplace, and warm colors. 

This image shows how cool colors can give warmth, and coziness merely by adding texture with cable knit.

love the quilt pattern... 9 patch blocks with snowball blocks - so simple!

Adding an area rug, and a quilt to a room will also make it feel warm and inviting. In this image you can see that they also left the lamps on during the day.

Now go and look in your own room!

Turn on some of the lights with low wattage bulbs, add a stack of books. 

Place a throw on the sofa, or add a quilt. Bring in a plant, or fresh flowers, light a candle. Sit back, and enjoy your warm cozy space.

(If you would like to see some more cozy rooms you can go HERE to my Fall/Winter rooms board on Pinterest.)
 
 

16 comments:

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Such cozy rooms, Kathysue! Loved the one with the gallery of fish prints...and the one with the cat, of course! Sending hugs...Debbie

MC (Technical Advisor and Chief Supporter) said...

Great points Kathysue! I love my lamps and lights on during the day.

Toy Carli said...

I thank you for a wonderful post. I also love the third photo frame because I've been thinking about a sheer much like this one around the windows for my back room. I like the cozy feeling of the minimal sheers to add texture to the back room with four large windows. I'm not a "drape" lover but I like this look. Thanks.

Anne said...

Good Friday evening to you, Kathysue.

Agree with you. I love wide plank wood floors, chenille throws, fires in the fireplace (although I prefer gas because the wood smoke gives me a headache), or lots of lovely candles in a grouping, books on the table, table lamps and wall sconces rather than recessed lighting, and fresh flowers.

I like comfort, and those things seem both warm, inviting and comfortable:)!

Victoria said...

Throws...done. Candles...done. Stacks of books...done. Dimmers for the lights...done. Plants...done. No fireplace though, not in SW Florida.
XO, Victoria

Debra Phillips said...

hi there kathysue! came to ogle these images, started to pin some, headed to your pin boards, an hour later, ooops..... had great fun. you are always inspirational!
debra

Merlin said...

Just got knitted "pillow cozy covers" on ETSY in deep burgundy to "start the process." Out come the paisleys...franki

The Pink Pagoda said...

That millwork in the first photo is to die for beautiful! These tips are so helpful, Kathysue!

Leslie said...

Beautiful images Kathysue. I love the soft throws and have several that I use in the main living areas. Layering at home is my favorite part of fall.

The enchanted home said...

How pretty is that first picture...love it and having a cozy room or two is VERY important to me, I am always drawn to cozy spaces and these all are beautiful.

michele said...

fireplace in the dining room, now wouldn't that be divine?!?

love these cozy spaces, K.

michele

designchic said...

We spent the weekend at a beautiful Martha's Vineyard wedding and the weather was spectacular, but with that familiar nip in the air after the sun went down. The cozy fireplace looks so inviting...

Melinda said...

We are gearing up for summer and have been dipping our toes in the pool today, as freezing as it is, it's lovely and warm outside. So hard to imagine getting cosy for fall, but these images are wonderfully snug and lovely inspiration for when we do get the chills.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

We had a pool party yesterday...it was warm and beautiful...Its hard to get into the Fall season when its so hot! Beautiful images...

SHERRY HART said...

This is always the time of year to add some coziness to a room....but I am definitely not ready for winter:)

Robbienae said...


Thank you Kathysue for such inspiring photos for fall. I saw the last photo several weeks ago with that lovely cheddar and white quilt. I am about to finish quilting one like it in red and white. I think quilts and throws add interest and coziness to rooms.