How can you make a room that's labeled as "cozy" be comfortable? With minimal space and few options to fill that space, how to make it look like you actually want to spend time in there?

Here are a few tips I have for making that transition from tiny to lovely.

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Take the room you have and add simple touches to make it feel like a home. A plant, a rug, a picture. Start small.

Dedicate space for what you love. We spend so much time making our home look like magazines but if it isn't what you want in your home or isn't useful, don't buy it! Buy what you love and what you need.

Buy smart. One piece of furniture that you love, that fits the room is better than piecing together multiple pieces that may or may not work. Make smart choices that leave you with the best square footage and still comfy. 

Be creative. Find pieces that have duel purposes and that provide you with more options, but also add character to the room.

Small spaces can be fabulous, as you’ll see in these tiny balcony garden spots with moods that range from city sophistication to pure Zen.

Keep it clean and fresh. Fresh flowers and clean blankets really can make a difference.

How are you making your cozy space more comfortable?

Making Cozy Comfortable

When decorating a room, I love to add a simple chair. There are so many advantages to having one, like an accent to tie the room together, extra seating, or to fill an empty space. They can add texture to an otherwise dull room. 

They create a sense of comfort to a room.

They can provide personality and a pop of color.

It doesn't matter what size the room is, there are so many styles of chairs you can easily find one to fit the space.

Even if you think a chair wouldn't fit in, you'd be surprised it add's a much needed character.

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It's amazing what one chair can do to a room.

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I love adding different elements of the world into my home decor and I've always been a fan of the Moroccan style but haven't quite implemented in my own home decor in now!


What's so unique about Moroccan decor is the intricate details they have everywhere! Patterns and colors and textures combined to make a beautiful piece of furniture or decor.

Nomad Embroidered Blue Linen Pouffe.

I can definitely see myself buying some throw pillows with gorgeous patterns like these.

mixed dining room in a southampton moroccan space designed by laura u.

One thing they are very well known for is their lanterns and lamps. I would love to get lighting inspired by that style.

Moroccan mirror

And of course you can't leave out a jaw dropping mirror. The fine detail they add to the decor is simply stunning.

Patio Inspiration by decor8, via Flickr
via decor8

Can you imagine a touch of Moroccan inspiration in your home?

Lovely Moroccan Decor Inspiration

There are so many fun wallpaper choices these days it's hard to just choose one to love!

There are some that are bold and great for spaces that don't have much going on. 

Playing with Pattern – Wallpaper
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One's that fit in with the rest of your decor!

Geometric Pattern Self Adhesive Vinyl Wallpaper Z036
via etsy

One's that inspire you to be creative!

One's that create a calming mood.

One's that show some personality!

Herringbone Pattern Self Adhesive Vinyl Wallpaper D197 by Livettes, $34.00
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and some that brighten your day! Which one's are your favorite?

Fun Wallpaper Options

We should all start are week with things that make us smile. Monday's no longer need to be miserable!

The light fixtures and natural green plants make me smile. 

The pop of color here makes me smile.

This super cozy seat makes me want to curl up with a book!

This rug gives me some inspiration for my own home.

via arkpad

This idea of useful storage for cookbooks and kitchen things makes me happy.

What makes you happy this Monday?

Things That Make Me Smile

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For those of us who lack square footage, we just need to get creative with the space we have. Some people would say you need more space, I say you need to think outside the box!

Use light bright colors to make the room feel more open and inviting.

Create a loft if you can for additional square footage.

Make a two person table space have room for more with a couple of bench seats.

Skinny spaces don't have to be impossible. Choosing the right items like a skinny sink and toilet make this less cramped.

Don't have room for seating and tables? This console gives you a place to set your drink without losing a ton of square footage and creating weird walkways just to get to the couch.

A desk doesn't have to be large to be functional. A little corner table can do just fine.

Don't be afraid to think outside the box!

Ideas for Creating More Space