How to Make Your Home Feel Warm & Cozy (Top Tips + Decor Sale!)

How to Make Your Home Feel Warm & Cozy (Top Tips + Decor Sale!)
Shutter Cabinet

Want a warmer, cozier home? Today I’m sharing some of my favorite warm and cozy home decor tips!

This post is in partnership with World Market. Scroll down to find my top picks from World Market’s awesome Friends and Family Sale at the end of this post!.

It’s Friends & Family time at Cost Plus World Market! Save an extra 30% on almost everything. Plus get free shipping on $75+ orders. Ends Monday, 10/14. Save using the promo code: FRIENDSFAM

How to Make Your Home Feel Warm & Cozy

Charm or character in your architecture is likely to make a room feel cozy, even if the room is empty. So if you have beautiful floors, beams or paneling on your ceiling, divided wood windows, a pretty mantel, and/or some chunky paneling or plaster on your walls, lucky you! You’ve got the cozy built-in and can let the architecture be the star of the room.

But if your architecture is leaving you cold, or if you’re just ready to decorate your space with all things warm and cozy, you can have fun with cozy fabrics, furniture and accessories. Here are some tips to get the right warm and cozy mix.

Focus on one cozy statement piece

Look for one cozy statement piece. This shutter cabinet brings the warm relaxed coastal mood we were looking for in our home.

Once you have your statement piece in place, you can more easily build on the cozy elements around it. How much more you’ll need in a room depends on your architecture, room size and style, so learn to trust your judgement on how much feels like enough to you.

How to Make Your Home Feel Warm & Cozy (Top Tips + Decor Sale!)

Add, subtract, layer and swap textures.

It might take some trial and error with combinations of elements and enough layers to find the right mix or balance for your particular space and taste. Experiment by adding and subtracting items and then give yourself time to adjust to how the room feels.

If you decide that your room still needs more warmth than it has, go bolder when selecting textures. Sometimes simple swaps can create more impact with fewer items. For example, swap out a flat weave blanket for an oversized chunky knit throw.

Layers can add to the mood, too. Rather than just a standard wall-to-wall carpet underfoot, layer on an accent rug in a conversation area. Pair interesting textures with functional pieces to elevate the cozy. I love these laptop desks, this macrame stool, woven baskets, poufs and this wood tray.

How to Make Your Home Feel Warm & Cozy (Top Tips + Decor Sale!)

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Bring your warm style to light.

Textures will feel so much warmer and cozier when contrasted by glowing light! Bring in that Hygge sparkle with battery-operated candles and string lights. Set them on shelves or in tuck in glass vases. Use table and floor lamps or plug-in wall lights to envelope the room in a romantic glow. Mirrors can also reflect light back into a room making it so much cozier.

Always add a touch of green.

Live or realistic looking faux plants are must for a cozy room! Start with one statement plant or several small tabletop plants, or a put a couple of plants in baskets and notice how much cozier your room will feel!

How to Make Your Home Feel Warm & Cozy (Top Tips + Decor Sale!)

Liven up your walls

If the idea of hanging a gallery walls or grouping of art overwhelms you, consider hanging just one large statement piece! World Market also sells great groupings of botanicals like these that make it easy to create a beautiful wall display.

It’s important to leave breathing room around art, too. The contrast between the blank spaces and the art will let the art pieces stand out, so they feel cozier and less like clutter to your eye.

More of my favorites from the sale:

How to Make Your Home Feel Warm & Cozy (Top Tips + Decor Sale!)

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Save using the promo code: FRIENDSFAM

It’s Friends & Family time at Cost Plus World Market! Save an extra 30% on almost everything. Plus get free shipping on $75+ orders. Ends Monday, 10/14.

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What are ways you like to cozy up your home?

Fall Entry Makeover

Fall Entry Makeover

It’s been awhile since I’ve made any changes to this side of our entry hall, but with fall in full swing I got the bug to add something new! So I made a cozy and functional update to this space! I’m so excited to share my fall entry makeover with you today.

This fall entry inspiration post is in partnership with Walmart

Fall Entry Makeover

Last week I was inspired to do a project. I’ve been wanting to give this space a little makeover for awhile now, and with one quick visit to Walmart online I found pretty and affordable fall botanical artwork, a functional storage bench (it has a hinged lid and hidden storage!) that could be topped with these reversible plaid pillows.

It was a quick change, but I love it!

As a reminder, here is what this entry hallway looked like when we first moved in a few years ago!

Fall Entry Makeover

And here it is now!

Fall Entry Makeover

It’s come a long way!

Even though I don’t always feel the need to do much in the way of seasonal specific decor, I still think one of the simple joys of life is to feel free to create when the inspiration strikes!

It’s your home, so do what makes you feel happy to be in it!

Fall Entry Makeover
storage bench / fall botanical artwork / reversible plaid pillows
Fall Entry Makeover


There are so many ways to update a space for fall. Whether it’s a refreshed color palette, a mood, combinations of textures, organic seasonal elements or even artwork or accessories that were inspired by the season, nature can be an endless source of ideas.

By observing the beauty found in each season, you can capture what speaks to you and bring it to your home in creative ways.

With this update I not only have the fun of a new seasonal look for my entryway, but it brought a new dimension of warmth and function to my home, too.

Fall Entry Makeover
Fall Entry Makeover
reversible plaid pillows
Fall Entry Makeover
fall botanical artwork |storage bench|

Now I have a convenient place to stash our shopping bags and other items we need to be able to grab on the way out the door.

I love evolving my home and adding more function and layers over time because each simple update brings me renewed joy in where I live (and helps me to continue to Love the Home I Have … ya know what I mean?)

Fall Entry Makeover

I’m already feeling excited that I can update this wall for every season if I want to by switching out the artwork for whatever inspires me!

Walmart Home has so many stylish items that you can use to give your space more function and a new look. It’s simple to shop in one spot and so fun to able to update your home with new seasonal items, all without breaking the bank! Below are some things I found and loved at Walmart:

Fall Entry Makeover

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Scroll below to shop my Fall Harvest favorites!

Fall Entry Makeover

If you feel paralyzed or overwhelmed by projects or where to begin in your home, start with a clean slate and focus on function first (as we did with this hallway when we first moved in!)

Sometimes that’s all we need to feel at home, even if it’s just for a season (or two or three). Then we can allow spaces in our home to change as we have the desire, time, opportunity or creative inspiration to move forward. We should never feel the need to rush a project, or to stay stagnant!

Fall Entry Makeover
fall botanical artwork |storage bench|reversible plaid pillows

A home can continue to evolve, yet be beautiful and functional in all seasons.

Side note on creativity, I’ve found that when I intentionally quiet the noise of the outside world (shutting off a constant barrage of excessive social media, for example), I feel more inspired to create inside my home. Anyone else experience this?

Does your home evolve and change over time and do you have fun with that process through the seasons?

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