Good Morning! Today on the blog I am going to share my favorite cozy spaces in my home, but before I do I want to welcome any of you who are coming from Mary’s beautiful blog. I am so happy to have you here. Isn’t her style so welcoming? At the end my post I will let you know where you can hop over to next!
If you have read my bio or have been following me over on Instagram you might know that this is the 6th house we have bought. What drew us to purchase this 100 year old home was how many cozy inviting places there were. Our house before was very grand with large rooms and super high ceilings, which I also love for entertaining, but sometimes not as great when you just want to relax and have coffee with your husband.
So, I have a kind of romantic story to share with you…
Every single morning that my husband is not traveling and he is home in the morning we have coffee together. It is the time of day when my husband gives me his total attention before we go about our busy days…I look forward to it! We talk about the day ahead, plan for the future share funny stories and just relax and enjoy each other.
But the funny part is every morning after we get our coffee if I am with him in the kitchen and not already sitting he will look at me and say, “ok, where do you want to sit?” with an about to laugh smile on his face, because pretty much each day I pick a new spot ;). I’ll say, “let’s sit by the real fire today”, or “let’s sit by the gas fire today”, or let’s sit in the sitting room or the kitchen”!
He is almost laughing because I always have some quirky reason why I want to sit where I do…
Those are a few of the spaces I want to share with you today, and I hope you get some inspiration to create cozy spaces in your home.
The other day I shared with you what a Hygge home meant to me and how basically the goal of a Hygge home is to make it cozy and inviting. You can read about what Hygge is here.
My sitting room…
is my new favorite cozy spot because what I did here was actually create a space where conversation can happen.
You can’t see in this photo, but it had an accent chair on each side of the room. Even though it looked pretty it wasn’t cozy. So I do what I did often and I moved the three-seater-couch to the tv room and moved a smaller love seat and two chairs in there. I faced them together so that it seemed more intimate and cozy.
Adding greenery in a room as a space filler also adds to a cozy atmosphere in a room, don’t you think?
My Kitchen Sitting Nook…
My kitchen is small, but such a great working kitchen! So far out of all the kitchens we have renovated it is my favorite not because it is the largest, I think it may be the smallest, but because I finally figured out how to organize a kitchen space if you like to cook!
This two seater little nook is another favorite cozy spot in my home. The large picture window let’s in a lot of light and it just creates the feeling of almost not missing out on what is going on outside! Does that make sense? A lot of conversation and prayer has happened around this little table. Sitting around a table of any size just makes you feel connected and it is such a place of healing to the soul!
Our Wood Fireplace…
is in the dining room, so the table takes up most of the space, but we have two comfortable rattan chairs that I picked up at IKEA that are light so, when we want to sit by the fire they are so easy to move. And to make it even more cozy, I picked up this trendy foot stool at Marshalls yesterday!
As you probably saw from the photos my #1 tip for creating a cozy spot is to make sure the seating is facing each other! & of course add some throws and throw pillows!
I hope you got some cozy inspiration today & maybe you might want to create a cozy spot in your home!
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