How to Design a Room that Feels Warm and Cozy


Creating inviting rooms in your home is about more than just turning up the thermostat. There are many design ideas you can incorporate to visually warm up your rooms. They’ll exude coziness, and will become a gathering place for family and friends to spend a cold winter day.  

Layer, layer, layer

Layering is not just for warming your body… it can warm up rooms too. Some ideas include layering two rugs on top of each other or under a coffee table, or tossing a pile of

textured pillows on the floor. You can also pile up several throws over the back of the couch and chairs, or consider adding heavy drapes over windows during winter months.  

Add knits wherever possible

Knitted materials always make a room feel cozy and warm. Pair a knitted pouf and a knitted blanket with textured pillows in a reading nook, and then add a fluffy rug layered over carpet.

Try a dark color scheme

Dark colors can make rooms appear richer and warmer. Warm hues like gold and chestnut create an inviting, cozy atmosphere, or maybe even consider adding a black or navy wall?

Consider your overhead lighting

A stunning overhead lighting fixture spreads light from all angles, and illuminates other features such as layered rugs, sheepskin, and knitted blankets.

Add a touch of leather

Just one leather item can warm up the entire space, or go all in with a leather couch.