5 Ways to Create a Cozy Space

Hello friends! I love making my home feel cozy and comfortable. It brings me joy and makes me feel more relaxed when a space feels cozy. So today I thought I’d share my favorite ways to create a cozy space in your home!

1. Candles

Candles are my favorite way to make a space feel warm and inviting. The soft glow and the soothing scents just make a space feel like home.

2. Pillows

Soft, fluffy pillows of various materials and textures can make a room look comfortable. While I don’t like to go overboard and like to have enough space on the sofa to sit without moving them, pillows are essential to making a cozy home.

If you’re interested, you can check out a few of the cozy pillows we sell in our shop below!

Cottage Pillow
Round Pom Pom Pillow

3. Plants/Greenery

I love bringing the outdoors in using plants and greenery, both real and fake, throughout our home. I’m slowly becoming a plant lady and have quite a few pothos plants. I just love the look of them! Plants bring life into a room and instantly give it a welcoming feel.

4. Neutrals

I love the look of neutrals and use them throughout my home. While color can certainly be cozy, personally I find a neutral space more relaxing. Bold, bright colors can be too overwhelming for me at times. A neutral room with subtle pops of color just feels more cozy.

5. Wood Tones

Wood can bring texture and character to any space. I like to use various wood pieces around our home to give it a warm and cozy look.

I hope this gave you some ideas on how to make your home feel more cozy. What cozy means is different for everyone, so find out what cozy means for you!

Thank you for reading and God bless!

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Winter Decorating: How to Keep It Cozy After Christmas

Happy New Year! After the long year that 2020 was, I’m looking forward to 2021.

I recently took down my Christmas decor. I’m always s surprised by how empty our house looks after taking down all of Christmas decor. Christmas decor gives that cozy feeling. Winter is so dull and stark outside, and I don’t want it to feel like that inside our house too. Today I want to share some tips on how I keep it feeling cozy even after the Christmas decor is put away.

1. Cuddle Up with Cozy Blankets

I draped a fuzzy blanket over the bed in our master.

Your home can’t feel warm and cozy during the winter if you’re not actually warm and cozy while at home. I believe that throw blankets should not be there just for looks, but they’re meant to actually be cuddled up in!

2. Use Greenery

I used a faux cedar garland draped over the church pew in our entryway.

I love using various types of greenery, real and faux, throughout the year in my home. I use winter greens, like pine and cedar, during January and February.

3. Light Some Candles

Brass candlesticks are my favorite.

Candles will always be my favorite way to make a space feel cozy and inviting. The warm glow of a candle during winter will make the space feel welcoming and relaxing.

4. Incorporate More Texture

I used a combination of wood, brass, greenery, and glass on our built in shelves.

Using various textures always adds a cozy, put-together look to a room. I love to use various soft pillows and blankets, along with glass, wood and metal to incorporate various textures into a room.

I hoped these tips gave you a few ideas on how to continue the cozy in your home after all of the Christmas decor is put away.

Thank you for reading and God Bless!

Krista

A Cozy, Fall Entryway

My entryway is one of my favorite places in my home to decorate. It’s one of the first things guests see when they enter our home and I want it to feel cozy as soon as you walk in the door.

I chose to use a lot of neutrals and texture to create a cozy fall entryway. Neutral tones and comfy pillows and throw blankets are just a few ways to create a cozy home (read more about cozy basics here).

I used two $2.99 thrifted cream pillows (plaid on the back), along with some white IKEA pillows and a pumpkin pillow from HomeGoods on my church pew. I draped a cream-colored blanket over the back to add more texture.

I hung a hand-me-down wreath with rust colored leaves on the hook above the pew. The sign and lanterns I kept the same as always. I love the look of a lit tealight candle in these lanterns at night. So cozy!

Eventually, I even added a small chalkboard on the floor near the blanket to add a bit more texture.

It’s such a simple look for fall but I’m loving it. Let me know what you think!

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Krista

A Farmhouse Fall Tablescape

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Fall is almost here! While it’s still hot in Indiana, I’m excited for sweater weather and a trip the pumpkin patch! Today I’d like to share with you how I created a budget-friendly, farmhouse fall tablescape.

I wanted to create a simple fall look with a vintage farmhouse feel. I gained ideas off of Pinterest and Instagram and knew I wanted to use antique candlesticks, white pumpkins, and eucalyptus. I planned on using green eucalyptus stems laid flat as a garland, but I changed my mind in the process.

When styling a space, I typically have an idea in mind and then adapt and change as I progress. I think it turns out better when you don’t have a clear picture of the end result. Going into decorating a space without perfection in mind always makes you happier when things are finished.

For my tablescape, I used a clearance jute table runner from Hobby Lobby that my mom gave to me. I was using a black and white buffalo check runner before but I knew that wouldn’t give that vintage look I was hoping for. I was thankful that my mom gave me this one. She’s the best!

I have also been slowly gathering brass candlesticks whenever I find them at my local Goodwill. I came across this set of six antique brass candlesticks for only $2.99! A complete set like this one can cost about $30-$50 at an antique shop, so these were a lucky find!

I placed some fake white pumpkins from Hobby Lobby along the centerpiece. These ones are only $1.80 each (40% off fall decor), so very affordable.

I also found these beautiful rust-colored eucalyptus stems from Joann Fabrics. They were on sale for $1.99 each and I used a 20% off coupon for entering my email online. I used 4 stems placed in an old galvanized container in the center of the table.

For the place settings, I didn’t change what I already had there. I used Rae Dunn plates, buffalo check napkins and white dinner plates from the Dollar Tree. The galvanized chargers are also from Hobby Lobby.

Overall, I’m happy with how my fall tablescape turned out. It was simple and inexpensive and gives off that vintage farmhouse look I was going for. It will be a perfect place to gather with family for dinner on chilly, fall evenings.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading and I’ve inspired you in some way today. Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect or expensive to be beautiful! For more home decor inspiration, be sure to follow me on Instagram @faith.and.farmhouse. God bless!

Krista

5 Ways to Create a Cozy Home

After spending much more time at home recently, I’ve been thinking about ways to make our home feel more cozy. I believe that home should be a place where you can relax and feel comfortable. Lately, I’ve been inspired by Liz Marie Galvan and her book Cozy White Cottage. If you haven’t read it yet, it gives a ton of wonderful ideas on how to make your home feel cozy and inviting. So today, I thought I’d put together a list of items that I think help to create a cozy home and a relaxing environment.

Be sure to check out the book Cozy White Cottage by Liz Marie Galvan if you haven’t yet!

1. Candles

The first thing I think of when I think of making home cozy is the smell of a yummy scented candle burning. There’s something about a home that smells good that just seems so inviting and comfortable. Candles are my favorite way to make my home feel cozy and welcoming. The flickering flame also gives off a cozy glow.

Candlesticks are an inexpensive way to add a cozy look to a table centerpiece.
I just love the flickering glow of lit candles!

2. Throw Blankets

Another thing that instantly gives a feeling of coziness is a nice throw blanket to cuddle up in. I like placing throw blankets around the house in baskets to easily grab, or draped on a sofa or comfy chair. They’re such an easy and affordable way to say “come on in and get comfortable”.

A blanket draped on furniture is a simple way to add that cozy feel.

3. Neutral Colors

To me, using neutrals in my home feels more calm and cozy than using dark or bright colors. I think neutrals are easy on the eyes and not too demanding of attention, which helps me feel more relaxed. Though not everyone feels this way, I love using neutrals to create a cozy atmosphere.

Most of my furniture and decor is comprised of white or neutral colors. All of the walls in my house are either light grey, white, or cream.
I painted this hutch in Sherwin Williams Alabaster, a great creamy neutral.

4. Texture

Blending various textures not only gives off a farmhouse feel, it makes a home feel more cozy and lived in. I like creating the look of texture even on my walls, with sharpie shiplap and board and batten. Blending various materials, such as wood, metals, glass, and fabrics around the house create a look that’s not so monotone and harsh.

Board and batten walls, patterned pillows, and the wood church pew all add texture to my entryway.
Sharpie shiplap and a decorated shelf add texture to this wall in my living room.

5. Reminders of Faith/Family/Friends

I love to put reminders of my faith around the house. My relationship with Jesus Christ brings me peace and reminds me that I have a forever home with Him. Reminders of my faith remind me of the love my Savior has for me and makes me feel at home. For you, it could mean the same thing or maybe it could be family photos and memories that make your home feel cozy.

In our bedroom, I have a pair of signs that say “It is well with my soul”, a reminder of my faith and salvation through Christ. You also can see some of my other favorite cozy elements in this photo.
A sign reminding me of the fruit of the spirit and a cozy throw blanket make this corner a cozy spot to sit.

I hope I’ve given you some tips on ways you can make your home feel cozy and comfortable, especially during this time when many of us are staying home more often. Be sure to follow me on Instagram @faith.and.farmhouse for more home decor inspiration. Thanks for reading and God bless!

Krista