How To Create Cozy Spaces In Your Home

While the quarantine has been challenging, I keep hearing about the silver linings and I really love that. People talk about cozying up in their homes with their families and taking a much needed pause to connect with each other. Cozying up with my family has been really wonderful and it made me think about what makes a space cozy. Here are a few tips and some of my favorite cozy rooms from my portfolio.

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Jessica Glynn

Comfort is so important! Pick an ultra comfortable sectional for your family to sprawl out on movie night. There are also many beautiful high performance fabrics available now, which are super practical. I am all about livable luxury…furniture can be high end and still work for families with young children.

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Jessica Glynn

Create warmth with rich, textured fabrics that are cozy to sight and touch.  I also like to use a warm palette of neutrals for color.  A soft, plush rug will help to anchor the space and create a cozy vibe.

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Jessica Glynn

Sofas require an abundance of beautiful throw pillows and luxurious throws! For the pillows, look for pieces that are luxuriously overstuffed and use a variety of sizes and shapes to create visual interest.

Lighting is key to a cozy space. Install dimmers on your lights and the right light bulbs can make all the difference! For a warm glow, use a  soft/warm white bulb that is 2,700 Kelvins or less. A variety of lighting sources is good too…think sconces and shaded lamps of different heights (floor and table).

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Jessica Glynn

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