4 FAVORITE WAYS WE LOVE TO MAKE A ROOM COZY

When we initially meet with clients about their future projects, often words out of their mouths are: “I love ‘x’ style, but I really want it to be cozy and approachable.” This is exactly how I came up with our mission Liveable Glamour.

So, I wanted to chat about a few things that I feel make a space cozy for all different types of style!

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1. ANTIQUE OR VINTAGE AREA RUGS

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Hands down, no question about it. An antique, vintage (or really good replica) is my favorite way to create coziness in a space! The patterns and handcrafted quality are something you really cannot compare. I also adore the array of rich color palettes you can find. When I say that I do not mean just deep colors, even lighter colorways can have a very rich quality and depth to them.

2. DECORATIVE MILLWORK

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Let’s face it. Drywall can be boring. One way to cozy up a space without adding a dramatic color (or wallpaper) is through millwork. It adds such a great dimension without being overwhelming!

3. WALLPAPER

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Come on! Did you really think there would be a blog post without some mention of wallpaper? We all know my love for wallpaper… patterned, textured, bold, simple, all of it - I just love it all! A lot of people have a fear of using wallpaper, just because they cringe thinking of the stuff that was used decades ago. However, technology really has changed when it comes to wallpaper, so rest assured, you can wallpaper to your hearts content!

I really love how wallpaper can transform a room, instant wow factor - and you guessed it: cozy factor.

4. RICH COLOR PALETTE

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I realize that this approach is not for everyone. It’s a very bold move! However, if you can handle it, push yourself out of your comfort zone and go really rich and bold with your color palette. I promise, the way the color wraps around you, creates the most cozy environment you could ever dream!


There are a multitude of ways to make a space feel more cozy, this is just scraping the surface! What approach calls to out to you?