Cozy & Inviting Kitchen: Get The Look

Cozy & Inviting Kitchen: Get The Look

Welcome to Fall Nesting!

Don’t we all at some level crave a home that is cozy and inviting? Maybe it’s still 110 degrees where you are right now. I’m so sorry LOL! Maybe you are still craving air conditioning .

But remember, our perspective in this fall nesting series is that what we want our home to feel like doesn’t have to be limited by what is going on right now outside our home!

Even though it may be difficult for some to get in that mood when the weather isn’t cooperating, that’s what this Fall Nesting series is for! You’re in the right place, friends! I want this series to inspire us all to make strides in creating a home we will love in fall, but also be a place where we feel at home in all seasons!

Cozy and Inviting (Get the Look!) will be a fun periodic “mini-series” within our Fall Nesting series!

To focus on that “cozy and inviting” mood many of us crave for our home, I will share a variety of inspiration rooms that feel cozy and inviting to me (for a variety of reasons!).

Then I’ll quickly brainstorm a list of whatever elements I see that I think help create that mood.

Sometimes we’ll focus on rooms that incorporate traditional “fall decorating” items (the pumpkins and plaid pillows, for example!), other times we’ll focus on more general design elements or the mix of textures or accessories that can be incorporated into a room to inspire the mood this season.

Then, we’ll feature items or tips to “get the look” into our home.

There’s not only one way to decorate (at least around here!). It’s my belief that we should make our home unique and authentic to us! So as always, take away from these posts or inspiration photos what inspires you. Leave the rest. Then go make your home your own!

Sound good? Let’s do this.

Chime in with your own ideas or thoughts in the comments of all of the Fall Nesting posts (don’t forget your comments on EVERY POST enter you into a monthly surprise box giveaway both here and on Instagram!).

Cozy & Inviting Kitchen: Get The Look
Cozy & Inviting Kitchen: Get The Look
New England Home


Here are some notes on what stands out to me (and see the end of this post for items I would consider including if I was styling or designing a similar space!)

  • Mixed metals. Nickel faucet, stainless steel appliances. gold brass hardware, gold accent in light, silver vent hood, gold frame in corner on counter.
  • Cozy texture on the wall – antique looking tile
  • Rugs. Striped warm colors with blues. (these look like Dash & Albert rugs, my very favorite rug brand and the same brand my two rug designs are for!)
  • This room looks clean and tidy, but still homey and lived in with some items out in the open. I call that “every day on display”! There is a French press out on the counter, a white crock with spoons, olive oil out on counter in a pretty bottle, a big white soup pot…
  • Warm accents like concrete pots with plants and wood accessories..
  • Lighting. Pendant with a shade instead of glass, with warm gold detail. A table lamp with a white shade would give a similar effect to this look. I love lamps in kitchens! (see my blog post with inspiration for lamps on kitchen counters)

What do you see? What could be incorporated into your home? Share in the comments below to be entered into our monthly Surprise Box Giveaway!

Get the Look:

Cozy & Inviting Kitchen: Get The Look

By the way…here’s a fun fact, I’ve been posting observation style posts similar to this since 2008! Unfortunately a lot of those older posts are now missing their photos so they aren’t quite as fun to read, but the comments were always fascinating.

This post right here <<<< was the introduction to the observation series where I talked about the value in studying images. Remember this was long before Pinterest or Instagram and early in blogging so it wasn’t the norm to be so inundated every day with so many inspiration photos!

If you have time on your hands, it’s maybe worth the read and interesting to read the comments, too. Especially in light of how much the internet has evolved since then!

Here are two “observation” posts that seem to still be intact, so if you like observation posts, you might enjoy these! >> Observation: Checkerboard Kitchen // Observation: Black & White Toile Bedroom

Catch up on any pre-fall nesting posts you missed! >>

Fall Nesting + Surprise Box Giveaways

My Cozy Fall Shop + Favorite Home Decor Sources

Fall Diffuser Blends and Why I Quit Candles

Sharing My Cozy Fall Playlist

20 Little Things to Love About Fall

Fall Nesting + Doormats

Fall Nesting 2019 + Surprise Box Giveaways

Fall Nesting 2019 + Surprise Box Giveaways

Hi friends! IT IS OFFICIALLY TIME for THE FALL NESTING SERIES, 2019 EDITION!!!!! You guys, I literally can’t believe we still get to DO THIS FALL NESTING THING TOGETHER! It’s been my favorite for over a decade!

This year I have a few new twists and surprises up my sleeve, too, so you definitely won’t want to miss out.


I often think about how blessed I’ve been to find my kindred spirits through this fall home series I accidentally began in 2008 with a little post called 20 Little Things to Love about Autumn!

Boy oh boy did that post start something amazing, the official Fall Nesting series was born and we’ve been here sharing it together every year since.

If you’re new here or mostly on Instagram these days, it might feel like the whole world is talking about fall, but the humble beginnings of what became our fall nesting-home-loving community right here on The Inspired Room blog all those years ago is still so very special to me!

YOU are what makes this community so special, so thank you for being here!

Fall Nesting 2019 + Surprise Box Giveaways


Sure, it’s all things cozy, but it begins with a mindset. As I have often said over the years in describing this series, it’s not about how many pumpkins we can squeeze onto the porch, although that can be a fun experience, too…. to me the most meaningful part of this season is the feeling we nurture within ourselves and in our home.

I believe this season can be experienced more fully through our senses. Fall is about restoring gentle and meaningful rhythms to our day and intentionally finding joy in all of the simple ways we make our house a more cozy and comfortable home.

During this series, I’ll be sharing my own fall home and projects with you as well as tips and inspiration you can use in your home.

Plus, we’ll have a couple of very fun NEW additions to Fall Nesting this year, so stay tuned.

You’ll find fresh new Fall Nesting posts on The Inspired Room all season long, so be sure to come by every day. Sign up for my blog post alerts in the form below so you don’t miss any!

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Fall Nesting 2019 + Surprise Box Giveaways
Fall Nesting 2019 + Surprise Box Giveaways


To celebrate fall and thank y’all for being such an amazing community, this fall I’m going to host TWO fun monthly giveaways just for my loyal The Inspired Room followers!

Your chances of winning will be pretty high if you enter!

Winners will be chosen from comments on blog posts each month to receive a fun surprise gift box of goodies from ME in their mailbox! Not in your email inbox, but a REAL GIFT BOX in your REAL POSTAL MAIL BOX!

One giveaway will be hosted for loyal followers who visit the blog every day and comment on the post.

How to enter the giveaways: Simply leave a friendly comment* on each of the daily blog posts throughout the month (just like we did in the old days!) and you’ll automatically be entered into the giveaway for the month!

**NOTE: No need to comment about the giveaway or mention that you are entering, any friendly comment regarding the day’s content will automatically enter you!**

The second giveaway will be for loyal friends who also follow and support The Inspired Room on Instagram.

Just tap the heart and leave a friendly comment on my daily Instagram feed posts throughout the month and you’ll be entered into a monthly giveaway for a surprise gift box from me! Easy peasy!

If you leave a comment on BOTH my Instagram posts and the blog posts every day and you’ll not only be my BFF but you’ll be entered into BOTH giveaways.

Click here or below to follow me on Instagram (if you aren’t on Instagram and don’t really want to be, you can still set up an account just to follow along, and so you can watch my stories and enter the giveaways there! You can even keep your account private and not follow anyone else!).

Stay tuned for more surprises and all things FALL NESTING!

Tell me this in the comments below, what do you look forward to the most about fall nesting in your home?