5 ways to work elegance into cozy interiors
Many people relate the term ‘cozy’ and ‘interior design’ with a more rustic or organic ambiance. The very first thing that comes to mind is a woodsy interior that has been artfully decorated with a plethora of homely accessories that are just as organic in aesthetic as the actual texture of wood. Shabby chic would be another relative theme.
Similarly, when people think in context of ‘elegance’ in ‘interior design’ they tend to each for the contemporary aesthetic – sleek, swanky and modern with all the trappings of sophisticated glamour. This includes the use of high-gloss materials, laminates, acrylics and more.
Many cannot reconcile the idea of merging elegance into a cozy interior, but rest assured it can be done in a pretty good way. Below we will be sharing some tips on how to work elegance into cozy interiors.
- Overlay bold with old
One of the best ways to bring in the cozy with a dash of elegance is to use a completely contemporary way of design and overlay it with the cozy color scheme. If you look at the image below you will see how the designers have used completely modern furnishings but had them finished in rustic tones and it is definitely a fine mix of cozy and refined.
- Using the right textures
Finding rustic textures in modern materials and applying them accordingly will definitely bring in a balance of cozy and elegant. For example, if you look at the image below, you will see a bathroom space that has been designed by using the best of modern materials with a rustic edge that comes in through appropriate textures.
- Layering sleek in comfortable
Wood is by far the most relatable interior aesthetic with the concept of ‘cozy’ but contemporary materials have a sleek vibe of their own. So instead of using actual wooden accoutrements, you could layer the sleekness of laminates with the comfort of wooden textures. This composite aesthetic would definitely be a fine balance of both our relative moods.
- Using modern designs with earthy tones
Earthy tones are the most comforting lot in the actual color palate. This is why they are prime choices for minimal or Zen designs. If you use modern designs in your furnishings and dress them in a varying palate of these earthy hues, it will certainly balance the refined tone with the cozy ambiance.
- Elegant visual cluttering
While most people will shy away from this concept, it is also very famous. This kitschy way of bringing in the cozy with a dash of style involves layering on the visual clutter in the form of accessorizing, right fixtures and right designs with the appropriate textures. Only when there is harmony in all these aspects would this method work.