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Color + Mood: Make Your Space Feel Warm and Cozy This Fall

November 14, 2014

Fall is the perfect time to make your space feel warm and cozy.  While it is cold outside we all love retreating to a place that is aglow with a toasty fire or candlelight.  We can’t wait to gather around the Thanksgiving table with yams and cranberry sauce.  Take these cues and fond memories as inspiration to use color to create this warm and cozy feeling.

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One of my favorite things about fall is the magic of watching the leaves change.  Use these gorgeous colors as inspiration to create a warm feeling in your space.  Stunning ochre, gold, burnt orange, and bordeaux all make great feature or accent colors when warming up a space.  Worried your room will become too dark and heavy?  Have no fear. You can create the feeling you are after even with warm white or winter white walls.  Add the color in the furnishings, throws, pillows, and even by changing to warmer bulbs in your lighting.

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My favorite way to create a cozy feeling in a space is to go really bold and super dark on the walls.  Not only will this daring choice make the room feel very current and super chic, but it will also give you that cozy feeling as you are wrapped in rich saturated color.  How dark you ask?  Why not black?  Yep, that’s right, black!  How do you keep the room from feeling like a cave, you ask?  First make sure you have a great light source.  Next balance things out with light furnishings and accent pieces.  If you are feeling super adventurous, this is the perfect time to splurge on that white couch you’ve been obsessing over!  Put the finishing touch on this designer cozy look with metallic accents.  Metallics will not only add a bit of glamorous shine to the room, but will also serve as reflective pieces that will help to keep light bouncing around the room.

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Next, pour a glass of egg nog or a hot toddy and celebrate the season!

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