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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Creating a Warm, Cozy Home

With Christmas and the New Year over, I am so ready to settle in for the comfy, warm and cozy feel of winter.  

Since we spend so much time in our family room, that is the room I wanted to change first when all the Christmas was put away.  I needed to warm things up a bit and do it on a really tiny budget.   I have been totally intrigued with camel and grey lately and decided to add a little to the family room.  A deeper grey, alsmost charcoal just seems to add so much warmth to any space.



I'm sure you remember my room from this summer, and I also shared my New Year's Budget here, so spending a ton of money was not going to happen.  I need to do this for next to nothing.


My floral pillows already had camel and grey in them, then a trip to Ross found a grey 2 pack of pillows that was only $12.95.  Perfect.

Hard to tell in this pic, but the stems on the print are all various shades of grey.


Then I had this scarf that I never wear, so it made a great small pillow, plus the wool added a fabulous warm texture to the grouping.

Ok, this is going to work, I like the grey.


Camel and grey always reminds me of silver and gold,  so I used my "Tar-Jay" bargain tray to create a vignette using both.


Some faux boxwood and succulents combined with my wonderful silver bird.


 Throw in a tusk and turtle shell for a bit of nature and I think it makes an interesting vignette.


While grey may seem like a cool color to most, in my room I think it adds a cozy warm feel.  A totally different look to the room and all for the price of 2 pillows from Ross at $12.95 for the pair. ( One is on another chair in the LR.)

For an even warmer, cozier feel, I added a charcoal throw I found at Walmart for $2.88, and swapped out one of the floral pillows for a silver one I already had.  I like the added bling it gives the room.  Pillows and throw for under $15.  Now that's a frugal way to change up a room, just add some darker warm colors and done.


Now I feel like I can grab that throw and just snuggle up and watch my favorite tv program or read a good book.  

Please join the rest of the blogs on the 
Creating a Cozy Home Tour
Be sure to see all of the other tours, you will find so much inspiration.
Monday, January 13th
Tuesday, January 14th
Wednesday, January 15th
Thursday, January 16th
Friday,  January 17th

 I am joining the following parties:
 Craftberry Bush for Inspiration Gallery Thursday
  The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
 No Minimalist Here for Open House Party, Posed Perfection for All Things Thursday Hop
 Katherines Corner for Favorite Things, The Vintage Farmhouse for Creative Things 
 A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden,  Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
 Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday
 From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
 The 36th Avenue for 36th Avenue Party





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47 comments:

  1. Hi Marty, I am also a fan of that color combo. I have camel and grey in my living room. Good for you, finding some bargins to add a change to the room for the season.
    PS- your links to the list is not working.

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  2. I'm loving that color combo, Marty. It looks wonderful in your cozied up room! I need to go shopping with you - you really know how to find the bargains. I sure did enjoy partying with you this week at the Cozy Tour!

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  3. I like the touch of gray, Marty! That throw looks so inviting to just snuggle up and read in your chair. Love how you repurposed your scarf.

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  4. Love the charcoal color, and the scarf pillow is brilliant!!! Very cozy, indeed!
    Jenna

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  5. the charcoal is terrific . love the new changes~!

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  6. I love how you're able to get a whole new look with just a few dollars, Marty! Your living room looks so inviting and so pretty too.
    Mary Alice

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  7. Very pretty Marty...LOVE those pillows!! A cozy space indeed!

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  8. LOVE the addition of gray to your space, Marty! The pillows all worked perfectly together and I am still in love with the Target tray!!!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  9. The gray sure adds to the warmth of your room - great job Marty! I am off to Target today to see if I can score some good deals!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  10. Marty:

    Love the touch of gray and all of the interesting treasures on your coffee table.

    Great to be co-hosting with you.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  11. Oh I love your color scheme of camel and grey! So soothing and warm. That scarf pillow is precious! I will be going to Target and WalMart! Thank you for sharing your lovely space.

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  12. Goodmorning, Marty! Loving the touch of gray in your family room..every thing looks so bright, refreshing, warm and so cozy! The scarf pillow is simply adorable and what a clever idea! Love the beautiful vignette on your table, with the cute silver bird finial and the boxwood arrangement....very pretty, as always! Love the way you make every room come alive:) Have a lovely day! hugs, Poppy

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  13. Charcoal grey is one of my favorite colors lately too! Love the touches to your room!! Nice and cozy!~~Angela

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  14. What a wonderful color combination. I love the touches of gray in your room.

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  15. I love the color combination with the gray- so pretty!

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  16. Hi Marty…you always create a totally different look to the room just by changing your gorgeous pillows and vignettes…Your family and friends must love being in that room that says welcome and stay a while!…the gray and camel is perfect!

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  17. They gray additions really do warm up the room. And affordable too! Have a wonderful day, Lori

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  18. I love the new mix of colors, Marty. Looks great.

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  19. i love this look. it's simpler and crisper to me. 2.88 for that throw? man!

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  20. Hi Marty,
    Really like the addition of the charcoal gray, it looks great! Isn't it just amazing what a few new touches will do to a room.
    Fascinates me!! and love doing things on a shoe string too. A challenge for sure, but fun and creative...........sometimes we
    even surprise ourselves with how creative we can be.........a very good thing! Enjoy the warmth of this cozy room you have
    created...........
    Blessings, Nellie

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  21. I love the addition of the grey....it looks beautiful!
    ~Des

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  22. I love this combination with the gra,Marty, my all time fav! You have such an eye for color combos better than anyone I know!!I I love the plant and awesome silver bird! Lovely vignette.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  23. The gray color definitely does add warmth. I would not of thought it did but seeing your touches of gray, I have to agree. Just adding a few small touches to a room can do wonders. Amazing, isn't it?

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  24. I love that round mirror and the whole room just oozes coziness! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. I love the gray Marty.....I almost bought one of those Walmart throws....wish I would have!

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  26. Love the gray in the your living room too! Everything looks gorgeous and so warm Marty!
    Hugs,
    Vesna

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  27. I love the warmth of this rooms color combo! Just beautiful!

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  28. Marty, you are really a decorator at heart! The way you put the deep grey and gold/camel together looks so beautiful and warm. What a brilliant idea to use an old scarf and make it into a fringe pillow. I have 2 scarves like that right now... and one would be perfect on a guest bedroom bed. Thanks for the FABULOUS inspiration! I also think your vignette is spot on! Where did you find that stunning turtle shell. I have something for them!
    Gray and camel is really beautiful!

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  29. The camel & gray make a beautiful combo for your living room. I'm always so impressed with how easily you change up your rooms and they always look so wonderful each time. I think I have loved every change you've ever given this room!

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  30. Marty, I love your cozy changes. The camel and gray has a cozy but sophisticated feel.Love your vignette on the coffee table too.

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  31. The camel and the gray look lovely together. The pillows add a perfect touch to feel cozy during the winter months.

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  32. You definitely know how to create cosiness in a room!

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  33. Marty, love the pillow combination, my favorite has to be the pillow made from the scarf. As usual you did a fabulous job.
    Sandy

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  34. Oh Marty - I would not have thought the camel and gray would work so beautifully together but it DOES! I LOVE it. The solid gray pillows really pick up on the gray tones in the pillow and I love that you upcycled a scarf into a pillow. You're so clever. Hope you have a beautiful weekend. xxoo, Barb

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  35. Just the perfect touch of greys and comfort in your home Marty! Love the small wool pillow!

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  36. Marty,
    I'm lovin' the gray, dear friend!!!
    Your home always looks warm and inviting!!!
    Cuddling up with a good book sounds marvelous!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  37. I just LOVE the pillows and the grey!! I don't think it gives a cold feeling at all, just the opposite like you said!! My family uses the family room the most too, so it is important to make it cozy!! Thank you for the inspiring post, love it!!--Angie

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  38. Lovely home! Beautiful cozy details! So happy to be on this Home Tour with you :) Samantha

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  39. Marty your room looks so inviting and cozy.Love your new pillows what a great price!And you pillow that you made from your scarf is so pretty too!Your whole room is absolutely gorgeous!

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  40. Everything looks so cozy, Marty! I love the idea of making a pillow from the scarf! Have a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  41. Love the addition of charcoal gray! And that mirror ... oh how I love that big round mirror!!

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  42. The charcoal gray is such a fantastic addition to the room Marty and everything is just lovely! So fun to be part of the tour with you this past week! :-)
    Vanessa

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  43. Marty, I love the grey and camel!!! It's so amazing what a few simple and inexpensive changes can make! So glad to share the tour with you!
    ~Angela

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  44. Oh, Marty! I just love the camel with the touches of grey! It is so warm and perfect for winter. Great call also on the nature accessories! Here's to decorating on a budget in 2014! ~Chrsity

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  45. Such a cozy space, love it all. Just wonderful and inviting. I know your guests must enjoy coming for a visit.

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  46. oh this is gorgeous, Marty. Camel and gray is one of my favorite color combos. love how just a little of that wonderful charcoal totally changed the look of your beautiful room!!

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