As a home editor (and an Aquarius) there’s one TikTok aesthetic I can’t resist: cozy, eclectic interiors. Think: a Brooklyn brownstone filled with gallery walls, bookstacks and plush linens. Or a snowy farmhouse kitchen with vintage tea kettles and musky-scented candles. The look basically screams hole up here on a Sunday afternoon, and now that we’ve entered January, there’s no better time to prepare your space for hunkering down. So below, find 10 cozy decor items to snag this season—from candles and throws to fringe lamps, tea kettles, area rugs and beyond.
10 Cozy Home Decor Items That Are Equally Comfy *and* Chic, According to a Design Editor
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Yes, I know, $695 is a splurge. But I have this guy displayed on my sofa right now, and I’ve had guest after guest drooling over its softness. It’s made from 100 percent alpaca—and unprecedented plushness aside—the multi-rib, tone-on-tone design is well worth the investment on its own.
For anyone who’s sick of the checkerboard shag look, this area rug keeps the cozy feel without sacrificing sophistication. Its solid, neutral tones—which come in copper, mauve and moss—keep things clean and understated, while the hand-knotted viscose fibers offer a plush, velvety sheen underfoot. Plus, it’s sustainably designed with eco-friendly materials, which is almost unheard of when it comes to luxury textiles.
Don’t have the luxury of a wood-burning fire? Warm, wooden lighting is the perfect alternative. This table lamp from Anthro—which features a hardwood base and brass accents—hits each of this year’s design themes (and feel free to swap out the shade with a fringe number from House of Hackney to drive the trend home).
While the checkerboard trend might be on its way out, timeless monotone prints are still trending hard. Not only does this MacKenzie-Childs tea kettle scratch the nostalgia itch, but it’s the perfect accessory for lazy afternoons curled up by the fire.
Looking for an alternative to the chunky alpaca knit featured above? This chenille throw will create the same multi-textured look at a fraction of the price.
ICYMI, alpaca textiles are going to be all the rage in 2023—and this throw pillow from Jenni Kayne is just the piece to bring the look home. Not only is the alpaca finely handwoven by artisans in the mountains of Peru—making it just as soft as it is durable—but it comes in five minimalist colorways (ivory, light grey, oatmeal, charcoal and cocoa).
Storage, but make it sherpa. Just imagine how dreamy this set of three storage bins would look when they’re piled high with your favorite knits and throws…
Last but not least, another budget-friendly alternative to the designer rug featured in number four on this list. Not only does this iteration carry the same, solid-yet-cushy vibe, but it starts at just $93 for a 2-foot by 3-foot style. Oh, and did I mention that it’s also machine washable?
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