8 Ways to Cozy Up Your Home for Winter

Many things come to mind when we hear the word, “winter.” Holidays, snow days, hot chocolate, crackling fireplace, just to name a few. For many of us, the snow has already begun to fall and with Christmas only three weeks away, the time to bring some warmth back into your home is now. After all, there’s nothing like coming home to a warm and cozy space after plodding through icy winds and snow.

Below are 8 tips and tricks to help you create a cozy winter home along with the must-have pieces you need to get the look!

1. Add Rugs


Nobody likes having cold feet, especially during the cold months of winter. Having something super soft underfoot is a wonderful way to add warmth and cozy elements to any room. And your feet will certainly appreciate it too!

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2. Throws
Photo by Amy Bartlam. Design by Cantoni.
Designed by Bonnie Sly for Cantoni Irvine | Photo by Amy Bartlam

Make sure to have throws easily accessible and draped throughout your living space. We also love the look of a cozy faux fur blanket draped across dining room chairs, and you’ll love being able to wrap yourself up in them during those extra chilly moments.

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3. Warm up with Wood


Walnut and dark finishes are our go-to for making a space feel cozy and lived-in. Walnut has the innate ability to warm up and add texture to any space. It’s also very versatile in that it acts like a neutral, so it looks good with just about any color.

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5. Embrace Your Dark Side
Design by Pam Satterly for Cantoni Atlanta | Photo by Laura Sumrak
Design by Pam Satterly for Cantoni Atlanta | Photo by Laura Sumrak

Sometimes all you need to update your space is a fresh coat of paint. Our latest paint color obsessions? Anything dark and moody from bold black to midnight blue to olive green and stormy grays. You’d be surprised at how versatile dark colors can be–plus they can bring a seriously cozy and “I’m never leaving” vibe to your space during the winter months.

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6. Add Warmth (Literally!)


There’s nothing like the warmth of a roaring fire to get you into the holiday spirit. And if you don’t have a fireplace, you can create a similar warm glow by placing a group of candles in a focal area of the room.

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7. All that Glitters is Gold


Glamorous, festive, luxurious–you name it! Bronze, copper, and gold accents are especially fun to incorporate into your home during the holiday season and can instantly add warmth at the same time.

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4. Pillow Perfection


With every season comes the opportunity to give your space a mini makeover. And one of the easiest ways to do just that is by switching out your pillows. Decorative pillows have the ability to instantly and effortlessly transform your space. A good strategy for selecting pillows is to start with a solid, a pattern, and a textured fabric and connect them through color. And since we’re trying to warm up over here, the softer, the better.

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8. Soft, Cozy Fabrics


We’re crushing hard on seating in rich velvet fabrics and smooth suedes this season. The soft hand of these plush materials will feel super warm and cozy to sink into especially during the colder months of winter. Here, our Dallas designers Josh Delafuente and Elizabeth Lewis Schramme customized this gorgeous chair in a shimmering taupe velvet fabric. Want to learn more about our customization options? Click here to connect with a designer.

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We want to hear how you’re making your home cozy for winter. Sound off in the comments below!