My Cozy Winter Family Room
There is nothing better than snuggling up in a cozy winter family room when it is cold out!
When I was adding a little after Christmas winter decor to my family room, the #1 thing on my agenda was to create a feeling of warmth and coziness.
I used just about every trick in the book, that I could think of, to give Pookie and I that feeling of being enveloped in a warm and welcoming cocoon of coziness.
I sprinkled fuzzy, comfy, cushy throws throughout the room and added texture everywhere! This created an atmosphere of total relaxation!
Here’s a testament to the coziness. Our little scamp of a furbaby, Buddy, jumped right onto this fuzzy throw just as soon as I had it in place!
Winter can be hard to decorate for and keeping it cozy feeling is even harder! One of my tricks is to mimic what I see through my windows – evergreens, pinecones and white to represent snow, without the cold.
There’s a super simple coffee table vignette using an old wood tray and white pillar candles of varying sizes filled in with greenery and pinecones.
The woven basket on my fireplace hearth is filled with more greenery and a couple of grapevine orbs for even more texture and warmth.
And my fireplace mantel still sports the same greenery that was there for Christmas. You can take a closer look at my winter mantel and get step by step directions for making the wreath and snowflakes by clicking HERE.
Anyone who knows me at all, knows that I adore mixing patterns! And I made sure to mix several throughout this room – mixed patterns on the pillows that are scattered around, on the various throws and even on the floor pouf.
Do you have any tricks up your sleeve for keeping your home cozy during the cold and dreary winter months?
Throws and pillows really invite friends and family to sit, stay, and get comfortable! I love the plaid throws on the ladder!
I just want to curl up with a great book & spend the rest of the winter there!
Such a cozy room – love it.
Your family room looks very cozy. I love the plaid pouf and could easily sit and have a warm drink with you.
I could just curl up with a cup of hot tea & cross stitch the day away. I think it looks so inviting.
Love that your not rushing through winter.
Love your inspiration! Cozy throws and the warm glow of candles are my favorite ways to warm up a space during the dark, dreary and cold winter months here in western Pennsylvania. I love the LED candles I got on sale on Black Friday that I can light with a remote (!), and use a similar basket of evergreens to add organic texture. Instead of the grapevine orbs, I used large antler picks (I love antlers!), that I found at Pier 1 during their fall clearance. I’m always happy when I see your blog email come through . . . bright spot in my day!
I really like the grapevine orbs but Sharon’s idea of antler picks also sounds fun. I might have to try some of both this winter.
Suzy, I love your matching fur baby accessory. So cute.
suzy this post is perfect for me. i am de-Christmas-ing my home today and it just feels so blah. you have inspired me to get everything nice and cozy. i always look forward to your posts to see what you are up to.
Love that Buddy compliments your decor! He is toooo cute. Love fur babies
I love how you mixed patterns but kept within the same color ranges. I’m glad to see you left some greenery from Christmas, I did the same thing! Are you going to incorporate Valentines Day soon?
Hi Laura. I like to add a few Valentine touches to a couple of places in my home, but I don’t do very much. I’ll be sharing some ideas starting next week!
LOVE the ladder with the blankets on it, just waiting for someone to be chilled and need one to use. And providing all the cozy ambiance while waiting to be used. Perfect!
You have successfully made your home look so cozy! Love it!
Every space IS cozy! Lots of great accent piece ideas – thanks!
Your family rooms looks warm and cozy! I love all of your pillows and throws.
Enjoyed seeing your home… driftwood and boxwood wreaths really set off the wall grouping!
Love the cozy family room and the colors you used
I love your ladder! Looks like something I could make!
Hi Jean. That ladder is soooo easy to make! Did you know that I did a tutorial for how to build one? You can see it at this link: http://www.worthingcourtblog.com/how-to-make-a-rustic-ladder/
Looks cozy and relaxing!
Warm, cozy and inviting.