Cozy Winter Seating To Snuggle Up In

Nothing says ‘cozy’ at Christmas time than cozy winter seating that you can snuggle up in. Wouldn’t you agree? But while we’ve all got our favourite spots around the home, what makes them cozy, warm and comfortable? What is it that evokes that sense of peaceful serenity that we so often crave during the holidays and beyond?

Well, today I’m excited to be joining up with my blogging pals to provide some of that cozy inspiration by sharing our favourite Cozy Christmas Spots around our homes.

(see links to all 6 Cozy Spots at the bottom of this post)

While ‘cozy’ is often a matter of personal taste and perspective, we hope to give you some ideas for your home (plus, I’ve got a few tips later in the post to help get you started).

My Cozy Corner Seating

For those of you familiar with the blog, you probably already recognize this corner of our home.

Snuggle up in this cozy winter seating nook.

It’s located in our living room and is one of my favourite spots in the house.

Creating a cozy seating nook with just a few basic accessories, including a pillow and throw blanket.

Not only is it a cozy spot to sit in, but it’s the perfect place to grab a cup of coffee, read, watch my favourite Netflix shows, look out the window, and even fall asleep in.

All it takes for me to feel cozy here is my favourite knitted tassel blanket (an oldie but a goodie) and this caribou pillow which is the latest addition to this cozy corner.

Caribou pillow to snuggle up in.

Creating cozy seating, however, is as much about the surroundings, as it is about the seating itself. Next to our couch is a round sea grass storage basket, which adds a lot of visual warmth and interest.

Snuggle up in this cozy winter seating nook.

Inside of it are even more cozy items, including pillows, blankets, and decorative pieces like the snow-tipped greenery peeking over the top and 3 birch logs that my husband recently found in the woods and cut to size.

Warm wicker basket with accessories and birch logs.

Birch logs, greenery, pillow and blankets.

Cozy winter seating and storage basket accessories.

Directly behind the basket is this modern, minimal storage ladder that adds instant vertical interest.  But it’s that winter white throw and simple handmade wreath that add texture and evoke a sense of warmth and visual comfort in this vignette.

Cozy winter seating with storage basket and accessories.

Wreath and blanket - add warmth to cozy winter corner.

To create this minimal DIY wreath, simply take a single-stem of greenery and shape it into a circle, fasten it together using floral wire, and add jute twine to hang it up.

Simple DIY wreath completes this storage ladder vignette.

Lastly, to complete this cozy winter corner, candles and vintage books provide a lot of warmth and charm to the space.

Candles and vintage books help add charm and warmth to this cozy winter corner.

Gold candlesticks and vintage books.

Cozy winter seating is as much about ambiance as good seating. Candles and books add warmth and charm.

3 Tips for Creating Your Own Cozy Spot This Winter

1.  Pillows & Throw Blankets 

If you don’t remember anything from this post, your biggest takeaway should be to add pillows and throw blankets. These INSTANTLY add both form and function to a space.  And not only that, they add an instant cozy factor.

(For more, see my post:  Decorating 101: How Throw Pillows & Blankets Can Make Your Space Look Better INSTANTLY)

2.  Natural Elements

Adding natural elements like birch logs, greenery, candles, pinecones or any other outdoor elements go a long way in making a space feel warm, cozy and comfortable.

(For more inspiration, see 10 Creative Ways To Bring The Outdoors In)

3.  Dress Up With Layers

Probably the most sage advice we got from our mothers was to dress in layers for the winter! This advice is no less valuable when creating a cozy, comfortable and decorated home. Adding in a few key accessories to a sofa, a table, a bench or floor goes a long way in making a space feel inviting.

(For more winter decorating tips, see my Cozy Winter Decorating Ideas for added inspiration).

I hope you enjoyed this mini-tour of our Cozy Winter Seating in our living room. Don’t forget to check out all the other creative cozy decorating ideas from my talented blogger friends below:

Happy decorating 🙂



Using basic accessories and a few DIY elements, creating a cozy winter seating nook to snuggle up in is easy. Get inspiration and a few quick and easy tips on creating your own cozy spot this season.






  • Reply
    December 4, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Great tips for creating the perfect cozy spot like yours Jelica! I just love the pillow and the fur and the wreath and the logs and just everything calls my name! SO cozy and warm! Thank you for showing your cozy spot and doing the blog hop with me <3

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      December 4, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      You’re so sweet, Katrin. Quite honestly, your space calls out to me as well – so I guess the feeling is mutual! I get so inspired by what you do in your space and I just loved what the other ladies did to create coziness in their homes. So many great ideas!

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    December 4, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    This looks so comfy! I want to come over and hang out. I will bring snacks. 😉

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      December 4, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      You are always welcome to come over, Kari. We’d love to have you (and your snacks 😉 )

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    December 5, 2017 at 8:53 am

    The perfect spot to enjoy a book! Because baby it’s cold outside!

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      December 6, 2017 at 10:27 am

      You know it, Katerina!

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    December 5, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Jelica, you have created the coziest of spots! I just love how you styled the little basket with the fur. Great tips too. I enjoyed doing this hop with you!

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      December 6, 2017 at 10:29 am

      Thanks Linda – baskets are one of my favourite ways to warm up a space. I love all the texture they bring, too. I had fun with this hop, too. I could spend all my days decorating!

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    December 5, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Jelica every time I look at your decorating posts I always ohh and ahhh. But I never know why it works till you explain it all. That is the great thing about your blog. Thanks for making me understand your brand of genius. Oh and those birch logs are beautiful they look as if they came from a store.

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      December 6, 2017 at 11:26 am

      Thanks Mary 🙂 That’s so sweet of you to say. I was definitely very happy when my husband came home with those birch logs. They add such a great vibe to that area of our living room.

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    Christina Makri
    December 6, 2017 at 6:35 am

    I love the pillow, the throw, the calmness of the white tones. Every single detail of your winter seating makes me feel cozy and warm. This is perfection my friend 🙂

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      December 6, 2017 at 11:27 am

      Aww, thanks so much Christina. Coming from you, I take that as a real compliment!

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    December 8, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Just like you Jelica, I could cuddle up there the whole day with a good book and a purr baby or two. It looks so calm and relaxing

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    Maya Kuzman
    December 9, 2017 at 3:52 am

    You’ve created a truly dreamy and cozy spot Jelica! Just perfect to get yourself into a pre-Christmas mood!

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    Florence @ VintageSouthernPicks
    December 11, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    This looks so serene and relaxing. I, too, could enjoy the spot. Love that pillow, but each of the pieces brings special character to the space.

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