COZY & CALM

a home decor photo series

Home is a haven offering tranquility and respite from the chaos of the outside world. No matter the size of the space, a comfortable, homey ambiance can be just as stylish as it is uplifting. In this photo series, we explore designs for a cozy and calm home.

This cozy and serene bedroom proves that subtly and style are the keys to creating an inviting and restful space. Neutral blue undertones provide a canvas for the unique minimalist decor to shine with hints of warmth throughout the brown and brass accents. A fabric pendant acts as a statement piece and ties the bedroom together creating a calm and restful escape.

Rustic decor is all about a natural, uncomplicated environment that showcases the beauty of subdued hues, earthy materials, and genuinely comfortable furnishings. This cozy lake house cottage exudes calming energy, allowing the residents to be encapsulated in natural beauty from the comfort of their couch. Wood panels, a neutral palette, and powerful skylight help ease the mind delivering one back to nature in this open and airy space.

Simplicity and timeless style are abundant in this cozy bathroom. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the space with sunlight breathing a deep sigh of relief into this stylish sanctuary. A natural palette enhances the earthy, raw textures of the exposed brick, rustic vanity, and woven pendant light fixture. “Muted, earthy greens, browns, blues, and some yellows feel grounded and protective,” owner Julianne Hough told Better Homes & Gardens. “But I also love pops of color.”
As home offices shot straight to the top of homeowner wishlists, so did the need to create inspiring spaces to escape for work no matter the size. Aussie architect David Boyle, approached the reno and re-design of this small house with vintage aesthetics and modern sensibilities. Height was used to the utmost advantage in this unique office/library combo as rustic shelves provide storage while drawing the eye upward creating a unique feeling of increased space. Touches of vibrant colors pop from the eclectic decor while a large art piece makes the room feel just as cool as it is cozy.
What could be finer than spending an afternoon curled up in this cozy space? Exposed walls and rustic furnishings add instant warmth while a muted rug and comfy, white seating bring lightness to the area. Add in some colorful throws and a roaring fire for a look that’s chic yet casual.
This aesthetically pleasing living room brings peace through its minimal yet warm and functional accessories. Eclectic wall art placed on symmetric shelves gives the space an orderly calming effect, while touches of greenery allow the space to breathe a sigh of organic relief. Simple accents like the tall white candles and neutral throws polish off this room for a comfortable, cozy vibe.
Craving a little more serenity in your day-to-day? This dining room infuses the space with natural elements and cooler paint colors increasing the sense of calm and evoking feelings of serenity. Thinking beyond the windowsill, carefully placed greenery breathes life throughout the sunlit room and highlights the hues from the vibrant wall art and bold dining hutch. Shiny brushed gold chairs help further brighten the space creating a dining room that is both relaxing and rejuvenating.
Modern and rustic overtones unite to create a lovely balance between trendy and timeless in this cozy, coastal living room. Combinations of different wood tones play against the driftwood decor and pops of vintage blues bringing the outside indoors. A white panel backdrop reflects light throughout while seamless doors and clean lines make the space feel open and calm.
A limited color palette with soft neutrals gives this cottage sitting room an open, airy feeling that’s both bright and welcoming. Rustic and refurbished elements such as the reclaimed planks on the ceiling, graphic grain sack pillows, upcycled cow-feed sifter sconces, and a daybed fashioned out of an old door and pallets transform the space from small and simple to cozy and chic.
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