Minimal Ways to Achieve Cozy Home Decor

Cozy home decor by AL blogger My Life Well Loved // Entryway decor

Cozy home decor by AL blogger My Life Well Loved // Entryway decor // Lorena Canals rug

Today, I am sharing all the best tips for achieving minimal ways to achieve cozy home decor that is also budget friendly and kid friendly! 

Barn Door // Travel Wall 

Photos: Casey Marie Photography | This post is in partnership with Desenio.

I have gotten lots of questions recently about our home decor and how we keep it Leyton and Finn-friendly but still cozy. I’ll be honest and say that I am no interior decorator in the making. I rely heavily on my friends to help me with cozy home decor planning!

Y’all have been blowing me up this week asking for details about certain pieces especially my artwork, bedding, and rocker.   

When I think about what y’all ask me about the most and what makes you like those pieces, here’s what I’ve come up with that contributes to our minimalistic ways to achieve cozy home decor.

Art Prints & Posters:

We love adding color to our walls through art prints and posters. We recently found the company, Desenio which is a Swedish brand that offers a wide range of affordable wall art that is always in line with the latest interior design trends. That means I don’t have to keep up with trends myself — love that!

Desenio adds new prints to their assortment each month and most of their prints are designed by their in-house design team and their photographers.

We ordered this whales poster for Finn’s room as well as botanical posters for around the house and specifically my office! I love that I was able to order the frames and art prints all from the same spot! If you are in the need for new art prints or posters for your home, be sure to check out Desenio’s HUGE selection on their website!


Nautical Nursery Decor // cozy home decor by AL blogger My Life Well Loved

We get asked about our Target rugs all the time. Yes, I said Target! Since we bought our house when I was 8 months pregnant, we knew we didn’t want to spend a fortune on rugs that would end up with only the Lord knows what on them through the years. I love the gray one in Leyton’s nursery because it hides dirt well.

Cozy home decor by AL blogger My Life Well Loved // The Best Living Room Rug // Yellow and Grey

This bright yellow and gray one in our living area masks dirt in the patterns as well! Here is another very similar option for super affordable! I also love finding MACHINE WASHABLE rugs!

Statement Pieces:

Cozy home decor by AL blogger My Life Well Loved // Red statement piece furniture

If you don’t have the money or the time to fully outfit your new home in the beginning, we hear that! We invested in a few statement pieces to help us make a cozy home decor impact.

Our sectional is big and fills a lot of space! It is perfect for hosting friends and family because we all have a place to sit! I love the gray color because it hides a lot of the everyday wear and tear! This one is very similar to ours and is under $1,000.

We had no idea when we got our round drum coffee table how great it would be for kids. We fell in love with the look of this coffee table though and there’s no danger of Leyton banging his head on a sharp corner. He loves to race his cars or “choo-choo’s” around the “track” of the table as well. Here is another more affordable option!

Cozy Home Decor Barn Door // AL blogger My Life Well Loved Shows Her New Barn Door from Cotton Gin Provisions & How to Use it to Baby Proof

Another statement piece we added was our barn door-the only home renovation or project we’ve done in our house since we moved in two years ago. Let’s be real though, as a new mommy doing something like actually decorating your home is REALLY stressful.

Cozy home decor by AL blogger My Life Well Loved // Red statement piece furniture

The brightest statement piece we have in our home is this red chest. We love it to house games, blankets, books, pictures, and odds and ends. So functional and definitely a statement!


One of the simplest purchases to make to up the cozy factor in your home are blankets. We drape them over our couch, lay them at the end of beds, and love having them convenient to cuddle up with when we binge watch TV. Leyton is obsessed with any and all blankets, though as you may know he calls them “Kits.”

Cozy Home Decor by AL blogger My Life Well Loved Travel Wall and cozy home decor

Meaningful Gallery Walls:

We love our travel wall art. And I love it because it is so special to us. It didn’t cost much to make because we shopped frames 50% off at Hobby Lobby, got the map and pushpins on Amazon, and used photos of us on our favorite travels.

If you are wanting to paint your home, here’s a look at the psychology of paint colors and how you can best put them to use in your home.

What do you do for cozy home decor? I’m always looking to learn from others so spill it in the comments below, gals!

Cozy home decor from heather of mylifewellloved.com // minimal home decor // how to decorate on a budget

Heather Brown helps busy mamas of young littles who are caught in the hustle to find encouragement in their journey to true health, from the inside out, starting with the heart. Read her journey of learning to live a life well-loved HERE!


  1. September 26, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    Oh my gosh I was JUST thinking how terrible it is that I’m so lazy when it comes to home decor so I needed this post badly! We’ve moved three times in two years and my house looks like a college dorm because I’m so sick of redoing everything. I’m definitely going to use some of these tips to make it a cozier place to be!

  2. Brooke
    September 29, 2017 / 11:18 am

    Love these ideas! So true a touch of art or a cozy rug makes all the difference in a space. Great, cozy ideas for Fall!

  3. September 29, 2017 / 11:31 am

    You have such a gorgeous home! Love the yellow door! Great tips!

  4. September 29, 2017 / 11:45 am

    These are great ideas! When you are renovating, sometimes it is difficult to keep that warm, homey feeling but you hit the nail on the head!

    Sondra xx

  5. September 30, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    Your house and decor are beautiful!

  6. October 2, 2017 / 5:13 am

    I absolutely LOVE the color of your door! So bright and vibrant! Rugs are a must in my house for sure.

  7. Joscelyn
    October 2, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    You have such a beautiful home! Love these tips too! I wish I had that big red chest of yours, it’s gorgeous!

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