Cozy Retreats

Get inspired by small rooms that are big on charm.

In a Breeze

Jean Allsopp

In a Breeze

Fun fan blades mimic a tropical breeze and draw the eye up to a vaulted ceiling. A collection of black-frame prints and a pair of bedside tables and lamps lend a sense of balance.

Tucked In

Harlan Hamright and Richard Leo Johnson

Tucked In

The owners of this rental cottage converted an attic space into an inviting guest suite. The brick fireplace and exposed wood create the feeling of a comfy, rustic escape, while the soaring ceiling makes the space feel larger.

Graced with Age

Brian Vanden Brink

Graced with Age

Old books, buoys, and antiques lend history to this coastal cabin. Glass-pane doors extend the space visually and ensure plenty of natural light.

Wide-open Spaces

Bruce Buck

A light, monochromatic palette, high ceilings, and exposed rafters allow this space to live large. Fabrics, floor coverings, and furnishings in a variety of textures keep the area interesting without being too busy.

Spatially Smart

Brian Vanden Brink

Spatially Smart

Built-in seating and storage create a cozy nook while taking advantage of every inch of space in this stairwell landing.

Neutral Wise

Celia Pearson

Neutral Wise

Cramped quarters appear more open when dressed in white. To prevent the space from looking sterile, the owners added a floral-pattern quilt and dark-wood furniture.

Modest Mix

Brian Vanden Brink

Modest Mix

Natural wood, simple linens, and an aged patina give this bedroom a timeless feel, while several stacked suitcases cleverly disguise storage and add character.

Color Outside the Lines

Colleen Duffley

Color Outside the Lines

Bold accents in bright, complementary colors enliven this dark space. Curtains made from fabric strips dress up the window without blocking light, while mermaid prints on pillows and artwork add a touch of whimsy to the nautical theme.

Clutter Cutter

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Clutter Cutter

Spatially challenged nooks get a boost from built-in shelves and overhead cabinets that provide essential storage space, making organization easy.

Casual Chic

Lisa Romerein

Casual Chic

Rustic, wide-plank floors and a Dutch door play up cottage appeal in this country kitchen. A skirted café curtain hides utilitarian objects without detracting from decor.

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