Rustic, cozy rooms are currently taking center stage in interior design—and for good reason. This winter decor trend strikes the perfect balance between rustic and homespun; like escaping to the countryside without leaving the city.
Actress Anne Hathaway and her jewelry designer husband Adam Shulman were eager to incorporate this comforting concept into the cozy living room of their cottage. While we want our rooms to feel tidy and streamlined during the warmer months, come winter we want our cozy rooms to feel warm, cozy, and inviting. You only have to look at social media to see how many rooms are dedicated to this “warm and inviting” interior design trend.
Designed by Pamela Shamshiri of Studio Shamshiri, this 1906 country house was inspired by the romantic and unique style of architect Myron Hunt, who wanted to build a Swiss chalet in Southern California.
Designing a cozy living room, similar to Anne Hathaway’s, is all about creating a comfortable, functional, and welcoming place.
To achieve the popular “cabincore” aesthetic, incorporate materials that evoke wilderness textures. “Incorporate stone, reclaimed wood, linen and wool to add depth and rustic charm,” explains Jessica Hanley, founder of Piglet in Bed.
However, you don’t need to own an actual log cabin to create a charming hygge atmosphere. The room color ideas you choose can transform a once cold space into something much warmer and inviting. Answer? Nature’s seasonal earthy tones.
The power of neutral decor to add warmth and elegance to a room should not be underestimated. A key element when decorating with neutral colors is the importance of layering textures and tones.
“I love the sense of calm and comfort that a room creates when neutral tones are used,” says interior designer Tamsin Johnson. “But this choice doesn’t have to mean boring: You can achieve this by layering Different tones, such as off-white and beige, and then introducing a range of caramel and even black and dark brown tones to create a fun and exciting space.”
Color isn’t the only thing that adds warmth. If you want to enhance the comfort level of your cozy room, consider using textures in your interior design to add further depth and dimension.
Oka co-founder and creative director Sue Jones says you don’t have to do a complete redesign, just a few well-chosen accessories are enough to transform your room into the perfect hibernation spot.
“To create a warm, light-filled room, swap linens for heavier fabrics in rich, earthy tones. Also, don’t hesitate to layer prints and patterns; it helps create a sense of depth, just It will increase comfort.”
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Persian rug photographed by Amber Lewis for Anthropologie