How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)

How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)
Kylee’s Coffee Station with Ikea Mug Hooks

I feel like I might have invented the coffee station. I mean, I’m sure I didn’t actually invent it, ha, but I’ve been sharing my coffee stations since there was no such thing as Instagram so that has to count for something! Feeling like I was ahead of the curve here.

So now that everyone has a coffee station, this year I thought I’d mix it up and give the ol‘ coffee station a festive new name. Cozy Sips Station was the best I could do. Sounds festive? (Maybe I stole that name from somewhere, I have no idea.) But we’ll go with it, a Cozy Sips Station sounds like a place I’d like to hang out all fall and winter.

True confessions. Sometimes I try to quit coffee and be a tea drinker. I have tried, I should say. I want to love tea. I actually do enjoy the flavor of some teas. But I can’t seem to quit coffee. Not because I’m addicted to it. I’m not. I drink a cup a day or less. Caffeine doesn’t seem to impact me like it does other people, but with Hashimoto’s I wonder if eliminating coffee might be a good idea (I’ve heard it might). That’s what prompts me to want to try tea!

I drink coffee because it feels so cozy to drink it. I love the smell of freshly brewed coffee. I love the taste and the whole ritual of having coffee. Creating a special station for the daily ritual makes it a special experience.

I know if I want to be a tea drinker I just need to make a new ritual out of drinking tea. My husband drinks tea, so maybe I just need to make it our daily tea date!

Tell me what tea I need to drink to make myself a tea lover? Is there a secret to great tea? What teas do you like? I like tea, I just am not obsessed with it yet, so tell me your ways!


I want to be a tea drinker.

How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)
from The Inspired Room book

You’ll find some coffee station inspiration ideas from my home and my daughters’ homes (Kylee and Courtney) in this post. You’ll see my coffee stations a few times with different styling, so hopefully you’ll find some ideas that might inspire you!

At our house choosing the mug for our coffee has always been part of our morning ritual. It’s a fun tradition for guests, too.

Scroll to the end of the post for coffee station styling sources and a cute mug roundup! This homebody mug is calling my name.

How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)
Courtney’s Coffee Station (find sources at the end of the post!)
How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)
Similar Coffee Maker / Copper Moscow Mule Mugs / Kitchen Details
How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)
Wood and Metal 2 Tiered Serving Stand
How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)
How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)
Metal Mug Tree / Similar Coffee Maker
How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)
Kitchen Details / Wall Sconce
How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)
How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)
Stovetop espresso / percolator

I no longer have my big espresso machine in my kitchen (it needs a repair), but I have used this little stove top percolator espresso maker for a couple of years now and it makes yummy coffee (use a coarse ground organic high quality coffee!)! If you have a small kitchen, it’s a great option.

How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)
Coffee Maker

It’s fun to have coffee stations for different spaces in your home, too. The one above was in my old office!

How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)

This coffee station was set up in our dining room when we first moved in!

Sometimes with a smaller kitchen or for entertaining guests, you might need to find a little cart or table to set up your station (or an extra one!) in a nearby space. Moving the station out of your kitchen for the holidays can help make more room!

It’s also fun to style your station differently for the seasons. Be sure to make it feel extra cozy in fall and winter!

See the coffee station in my old house in all the seasons here.

How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)
How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)

Shop more of my favorite autumn decor in my annual Cozy Fall Shop!

PS…Below are some cozy sips recipes for fall! If you’re my Young Living member, I posted a printable download of this card and other fall recipe cards in our private group Dwell Well Collective! If you aren’t sure how to access them, shoot me an email at If you’re not a member yet, new members can still get my Fall Scent Bundle with my favorite autumn oil samples–click here for details!

How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)

Don’t forget to check out the Decorating Blogger Q&A Tour & $500 Wayfair Giveaway for the release of my new book But Where Do I Put the Couch?

BLOG TOUR LIST (get another entry in the giveaway at each blog!):

The Inspired Room 

Reluctant Entertainer (September 11)

Stone Gable (September 12)

Rooms for Rent (September 13)

French Country Cottage (September 16)

Dreaming of Homemaking (September 18)

My 100 Year Old Home (September 19)

Thistlewood Farms (September 20)

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