It doesn’t get more inviting than this.
Just in time for fall, we’ve rounded up a selection of stylish spaces that are filled with cozy touches ranging from warm hues to layers of textured accessories. Get inspired to try these simple design tricks to make your interior more warm and inviting for the chilly season.
Opt for a Bed with Texture
The combination of an headboard upholstered in velvet and a plush throw at the foot of the bed make this bedroom design by Sasha Bikoff feel warm and cozy.
Go for a Monochromatic Look
A monochromatic look makes this guest bedroom in a London townhouse even more inviting. To add warmth and texture to the space, hotelier and designer Kit Kemp chose a black-and-white Brunschwig & Fils Toile de Jouy fabric for the walls, canopy, pillows and bedding.
Try a Dark Color Scheme
Certain rooms can benefit from a dark color scheme. In the inviting den of this West Village loft, black walls complement a custom sofa— a 1960s Harvey Probber design that’s covered in a grey Ralph Lauren silk velvet.
Layer, Layer, Layer
Warm design needn’t be reserved for the den or library. Make your sun-filled living room cozy, too, with abundant layering. This room, at its skeleton, is cold with its exposed brick walls, black window frames and white wooden beams. A plethora of layered rugs, throws and pillows, however, instantly warms it. Try the trick seen here: Layer two rugs on top of each other under the coffee table, then leave a few pillows on the ground to welcome guests to sit wherever they please.
Add Knits Wherever Possible
Knitted materials have a way of making you feel cozied up and at home, and there are many ways to incorporate them into your living spaces. This reading nook pairs a knitted pouf and a knitted blanket with textured pillows, warm woods in the side table and mirror, and a fluffy rug layered over the carpet.
Blend Warm Hues With Books
It’s common to think about color first when designing a warm space—and there’s a good reason why. Warm hues like gold and chestnut create an inviting, cozy atmosphere in this living room. Adding a collection of books, like that in the coffee table here, also gives a room a sense of quiet, thoughtful coziness.
Consider Your Overhead Lighting
Warmth is cast from above in this white living room. A stunning fixture spreads light from all angles, illuminating the layered rugs, sheepskin and knitted blankets below.
Mix Pastels With Brass
This bedroom blends a rosy pink with two warm brass mirrors, whose color is reflected in the bedspread’s front-and-center textured pillow. Golden orange flowers illuminate the dresser, and a soft rug underfoot keeps toes warm in the mornings.
Include A Touch Of Leather
Even if you prefer a minimalist color scheme, just one leather item can warm up the entire space, as the armchair does in this room (even when paired with a cooler gray blanket and pillow). Adding greenery, like potted plants and flower bouquets, can also prevent a warm room from becoming too stuffy and brighten your design in the winter months.
Cool Tones With A Warm Blanket
If your color palette preferences err toward blacks and grays rather than, say, warm browns and mahoganies, offset the coolness of your color scheme with a warm, furry throw. In this room, it instantly heats up the space with soft texture.
Warm Photos And A Reading Lamp
This cozy living room has all the elements of warmth and comfort: a surplus of pillows, a textured rug underfoot and a luscious green plant. Perhaps most striking, however, is the quadrant of warm-hued photos that add shades of orange and yellow to the room, and a curved reading lamp that makes the space feel like a relaxing reading nook.
Use Texture Wherever You Can
Texture is important for a warm space, but not just when it comes to a blanket or a pillow. Case in point: This room features woven plate hangings, textured window shades and basket to hold furry textiles. A bright blue rug adds a pop of color to the warm browns that fill the space.
Mix A Glam Element With A Woodsy Element
Just one woodsy accent, like the antlers shown here, won’t make your space feel like a cabin—especially if you pair it with a playful element, like the “XOXO” marquee sign. While a forest element can make a space feel cozy, a playful accent makes the room welcoming and relaxed (key elements of warm interior design).
Source: 13 Easy Ways to Craft a Cozy Room That’s Perfect for Fall