Caviness & Cates Ramping Up the Coziness in Your Home

Ramping Up the Coziness in Your Home

October 22, 2021

Leaves are changing, the weather is cooling, and you’re getting ready to bust out your sweater collection. Fall is the perfect time to hunker down and enjoy your time indoors. But does your interior reflect this desire for a warm, comfortable, and inviting living space? Or do you need to make some changes to welcome the new season? If you’re looking to make your home feel cozier, these tips are for you.


Light Up Your Home! 

Lighting plays a huge role in the tone of your home. For example, bright fluorescent lighting feels harsh and uninviting (you don’t want your house to feel like a dentist’s office, right?), whereas diffused lighting scattered through a room draws you in. Go for warm white lighting, which is easier on the eyes and offers soft lighting.

Different lighting is also essential. It would be best if you had ambient lighting and task-oriented lighting, like a table lamp. Floor lighting, overhead lights, and lamps should be in abundance in every room. To maximize the coziness factor, use candles as much as possible! Pick scented, unscented, colored, white, whatever you want!

Check out all the lighting options in thisLiberty Model in our Laurel Ridge community in Carthage, NC! Whether you are lighting the whole great room or just a small space while you occupy the armchair, you are covered. Don't forget the explore all bulb and lighting options when it comes time to get new bulbs!

Warm Colors Create Cozy Spaces

Coziness doesn’t have to be a seasonal choice. If you want your home to feel warm and inviting all year long, consider putting on a fresh coat of paint in a warmer color. Stay away from stark whites or grays.

Instead, go with mustard yellow, soft blue, dark green, or rich reds and oranges. Once you’ve selected your wall color, incorporate similarly toned colors into your other furniture pieces, artwork, and flooring. Even if your style is minimal and elegant, you can create a cozy environment through colors and patterns.

The rich and warm colors in this Royal Oak of Pinehurst townhome's space make for the quintessential Fall aesthetic. Paired with bold patterns and decor, how could you not curl up on this sofa on a cool day with a hot tea and a good book?


Banish Chilly Floors with Rugs

Climbing out of bed or stepping off a couch onto cold, unforgiving hardwood floor is the worst. Permanently banish those “cold foot” feels by adding area rugs to your living spaces. Rugs are versatile in that they can blend in with the floor with neutral, understated colors or make your décor pop with vibrant colors or patterns. They come in a variety of materials (synthetic and natural), thickness, and shape. You can even view your rugs as seasonal and plan to swap them out throughout the year.


The spacious area rug in this Rivermist great room will certainly keep your toes from bearing the cold hardwood. Having minute color accents in the rug's design aids in choosing the colors of your throw pillows and other decorum, bringing the room together perfectly.

Throw Blankets Are Your New Best Friends

No fall movie marathon is complete without a warm blanket to curl up under. If you put your throw blankets away for the summer, pull them out of storage, wash them, and pile them up in your living room! Consider keeping them in a basket by the couch, stored away in a storage bench, or placed on the back of your furniture.

In the market for some new blankets? Flannel and wool are great options if your home tends to run on the colder side. You can layer patterns or contrasting colors against the colors on your wall, flooring, or furniture to turn your functional blankets into fashionable décor.

The burnt orange pillows and cool grey chunky knit blanket in this Granville Home Plan's great room work exceptionally together. Adding these pieces will uphold the design of your home while adding functionality and purpose.


Keep in the Heat and Soften the Room with Drapes

You probably already have sheers or blinds on your windows. But thicker drapes or curtains are a great way to cozy up a room, even if you install them in addition to your existing window coverings. Not only

do thicker curtains keep the heat in and the cold out (a must in the fall and winter), but they also soften the room. Here’s another way you can add yet another layer of color or texture to your spaces.


This Benton formal dining room's drapes pair beautifully with the picture frame wainscoting and coffered ceiling details. Dinners and time with family will remain nice and toasty this holiday season with this simple decorating step! 

Comfort is vital in the colder months. These easy additions will warm up your home and make it even more inviting as you prepare to hunker down and enjoy your time indoors.

Interested in seeing more home decor inspiration? Check out our Photo Gallery to see the cozy interiors of our homes!